URGENT HELP! Linux mint wont install

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Jan 28, 2013
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    I have Windows 8 and I load up linux mint live cd, then I press INSTALL and it says "no other operating systems can be found"

    This is really annoying and its because of windows 8. How can i fix this? or should I just wipe my harddrive and install windows 7?
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    I have yet to tangle with it myself but UEFI/EFI is the culprit. There are various workarounds at various levels of difficulty but these days many distros will have support baked in in various fashions.
    Mint itself seems to opt for the GRUB options if you disable secure boot (done from the BIOS)
    Depending upon when you got the iso you might have to get the respin- http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2234

    Try that first and then we can start getting into detail.
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    I think i decided that i'm installing windows 7 instead... im tired of all these problems windows 8 is giving me.
    If i just burn windows 7 iso to a usb with unetbootin, will that overright EVERYTHING like the uefi boot, all partitions, etc. I just want a clean install of Windows 7 because its so much easier to dual boot than windows 8.
    Ive never re-installed windows before so Im not sure how it works.

    Off topic question: If I install it, since its a brand new install and no bloat ware/drivers and whatever, what do i have to install to get everything working?
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    Some machines with Windows 8 preinstalled are locked so that no other OS can be installed...
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    Sorry but I dont think this is true.
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    http://forums.cnet.com/7723-21576_102-398677/hp-tattoo-problem/

    HP would beg to differ.
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    That's nothing to do with alternate OSes, it's about not being able to re-install the existing one with the existing license...
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    I don't remember the name but I think it was uefi or something like that, a "secure boot" implemented in Windows 8
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    I don't see what the issue is since it's not a Windows 8 thing specifically, it's a feature of newer motherboards, and being a motherboard features obviously you should be able to turn it off.

    EDIT: Did some reading, and yeah you can just turn the damned option off on PCs.
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    "The 'grub-efi' package failed to install into /target/. Without the GRUB boot loader, the installed system will not boot."

    Please help!!!
    i installed this over Windows and i dont have any other operating system!

    I chose install over windows and it confirmed to delete the partitions I continued and now it gives me that error when trying to install please help I had windows 8 before this.

    Acer Aspire V3-551G-8454

    Whenever I boot the system it says no media found to boot or whatever so im stuck running the live iso from my usb stick

    I dont think i can install anything else on this system because ive tried other isos too and they wont boot on the usb. Only linux mint seems to work. Please what caused this issue. I have nothing else installed on the system

    I just had mint delete my windows and now this happens. please help

    Please help I have no other operating system!!!
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    Keep calm... can you try to reinstall mint again, but this time manually setup the partitions?
    And Grub should install to the first SATA device in the installer.
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    I figured out the error. I disabled EUFI boot in bios. Then it worked fine.
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    I installed Linux Mint 14 yesterday and the internet was working 100% fine. (on another internet connection)

    Today I am at another house and the internet will not work. I have connected and it says it''s working but it isn't. I cannot connect to the internet on Chrome.
    "This Webpage is not available."

    Internet works on another laptop and on my iPod, but not on my Laptop running Linux Mint.

    Please help. I did restart the modem.

    I am doing wireless network.

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