How to install EasyUEFI in a simple way.

Asked by Luc van Boxel on 2016-12-01

Have an ACER, Windows10, 2 years, want to go over to UBUNTU, need clear simple instructions to install EasyUEFI in order to install UBUNTU later. Please consider my age, 77, thanks Lucjean.

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2016-12-07
arochester (arochester) said : #1

EasyUEFI is a Windows program. You might be better to ask Windows people, rather than Linux people...

Do you want to use ONLY Ubuntu as your operating system, or do you want to use Ubuntu AND Windows?

Which MODEL of Acer computer do you have?

Luc van Boxel (lucjean) said : #2

My aim is to have UBUNTU as the only operating system.
 Being a layman I thought to do this step by step, first have UBUNTU installed and then find a way to get rid of Windows.
I used UBUNTU in dual with my previous laptop, but the new one ACER came with Windows10 installed, so I gave it a go for 2 years, but once you have tasted UBUNTU,there is no comparison.
But Wndows makes it very difficult, on purpose, or is it me, now 10 years later!
Anyway, my laptop Acer model is: MS2394, first choice is UBUNTU only, otherwise in dual with Windows, but I do not have a clue how to get rid of this pre installed Windows.
After 3 weeks of fruitlessly trying myself, my hope is raised now, with your answer and questions,
Thanks, Lucjean.

Ubfan (ubfan1) said : #3

Did you read
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFI
and
http://askubuntu.com/questions/221835/installing-ubuntu-on-a-pre-installed-windows-8-64-bit-system-uefi-supported

Acer I think needs to "set trust" on booting any non-Windows bootloaders, but otherwise, should be straightforward.
Assuming your machine is running Windows in UEFI mode, install Ubuntu in UEFI mode, a selection you make in the BIOS/UEFI settings of you machine's boot section, since the install media boots both legacy and UEFI. Your disk is GPT partitioned, since that's what Windows on UEFI requires, so you can simply shrink the Windows partition (from within Windows), run chkdsk a few times to make sure it's OK. Ensure fast boot is off in the BIOS and Fast startup is off in the Windows power settings (under advanced settings). Make room for swap and your root, and if space allows, maybe a data partition.
  Dual booting is a good idea until you are happy with your Ubuntu installation and just don't care about Windows anymore.

Luc van Boxel (lucjean) said : #4

To Arochester and Ubfan,
I want to thank you for your interest and advise.
In spite of, I still have not managed an installation.
No doubt it must be me, but it is better for me to stop trying any further.
Thanks again, much appreciated.
Lucjean.

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