Use sfdisk to partition disks

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Dual Boot Windows 8 UEFI with Ubuntu

This is about making it possible to dual boot Windows 8 UEFI with Ubuntu. There are lots of such blogs/posts on the Internet already, so why another one? The reason is mainly two folds:

  • Many of them aren’t clear whether their Windows 8 is booted with UEFI or not.
  • And most importantly, there are also lots of posts/questions that their systems are toasted, after trying.

I kind of like to know all the “dangers” before jumping into the water. So I “looked”, before I leaped. Now I’d like to share out what I’ve “looked” so far, so as to make the next person’s life a bit easier, if s/he wants to dual boot Windows 8 UEFI with Ubuntu as well.

My findings are posted at, or, if you don’t want to click on shortened urls.


Ubuntu frugal multiboot installation without burning any CD/DVD

I have been able to boot ISO directly from the hard drives instead of from slow CD/DVD before; I was able to install any Linux without the need to burn any CD/DVD, onto either HD or USB before. But recently when I was dealing with the casper Ubuntu boot from Ubuntu 13.10, I found my old method doesn’t work any more and need to find a solution. However all recent articles I found from the Internet recommend GUI tools. So, let me write one for the DIY people who like simple commands more than the fancy GUI tools.

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