Why do I need to go into Safe Mode via BIOS to start Linux?

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Downloading any Linux OS when Windows is the vendor installed OS. Why do I need to go to Safe Mode via BIOS in order to "start" "boot Linux OS"?

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Win 8.1 installed by vendor

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  • Subhendu Sen
    A bit of confusing. Did you want to make your system as a dual boot system. Assuming the computer vendor installed windows 8.1 (as the tag indicated) and now you want to install linux as a dual boot. Is this correct. Have you created a uefi bootable drive. Please come back with more details.
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  • AllMineC
    I am aiming for a dual boot at this time.
    My Win System has 2 bootable drives C & D and has a CD (E) drive and a USB drive (F) on 1 TB of "space".
    UEFI or NTFS should be within this Win 8.1 system already to be grabbed by \g2ldr.mbr.
    I will try Linux OS before deciding to run Linux OS only.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    What did it mean run linux os only while you mentioned aiming dual boot. However, it is not cleared either you tried to install linux. Also how did you get two bootable devices C & D. All system files generally installed on c drive in case of windows. But for linux this is totally difference from windows OS. Whatever you are going to do, first of all take all backups of necessary files/ folders. Then you can go for dual booting. However, more clear views are required.
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  • carlosdl
    You don't need to do anything in safe mode to boot Linux.  If you go into safe mode you are already booting Windows.

    If you want to "try" Linux before installing it, you can probably do that by booting to the CD/DVD drive where you have the Linux installer.

    It is not clear if you need help with something.

    What is the exact problem you are having?


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  • ToddN2000
    If you want to play with Linux, I'd go with the one of their LIVE cd's
    found here.

    I though about going a dual boot as well but thought this was a safer route.
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