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Dual Booting Issue with sony SVE14135CXW laptop

by hanishjadala / April 24, 2013 1:52 AM PDT

Hi Everyone, this is my first post. I have sony vaio e-series laptop <span id="INSERTION_MARKER">SVE14135CXW model. I got with win8 but I want dual booting . I have removed win 8 and installed win7 and then tried to install ubuntu in it. To do this have changed my Bios setting . I was not success in it. Can any one help me out . I have tried both way like first install win7 and then tried ubuntu but while creating partitions I could not see my win7 partitions it is showing total hard disk space. Kindly help me . Thanks in advance...

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Usually Sony has to reveal how.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 24, 2013 1:57 AM PDT

The new laptops may use Secure Boot as well offer a Corporate Stable Model (CSM) so you either try that or call in and ask how.
Bob

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Dual Booting Issue with sony SVE14135CXW laptop
by hanishjadala / April 24, 2013 2:30 AM PDT

I have disabled that secure boot option and then change UEFI to legacy so that I read my boot cd or dvd. but still I could not able to find the way.

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Partition your hard drive & install Ubuntu
by wpgwpg / April 24, 2013 2:37 AM PDT

Use the Administrative Tools applet of the Control Panel to carve out a new partition for Ubuntu, then install Ubuntu in the new partition. If you have problems after that, boot from a Windows 7 install disc or repair disc and do a repair.
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Good luck.

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Dual Booting Issue with sony SVE14135CXW laptop
by hanishjadala / April 24, 2013 4:32 AM PDT

The thing is I have partition my hard drive then installed win 7 after that when I tried to install ubuntu at the time of partition to select something else option and you have install longside of win7 and one more option is delete the existing os and install ubuntu . To install in a separate partition we have to select something else option and more over At that point of time I am getting only 2 option I am not getting the first option like install long side of existing OS. It is not recognizing the previous partitions and It is showing total hard dive space.

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Until CSM is enabled.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 24, 2013 3:27 AM PDT

All boot media may not see the existing HDD. I am not aware if Sony is allowing a CSM feature yet. You must ask them.

In my opinion, if Sony does not allow install of other than Windows then this is not a "Personal Computer." We've seen trouble with this before and the Linux discussions are all abuzz with this issue. But as I don't have your laptop, I can't find out if it has CSM.
Bob

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