what are the actual benefits of booting UEFI way? Is it faster booting or what? Maybe the instant-on feature I now expirience on Win8?
So let me get this straigt - the safe way to install would be:
1. Boot win8 in UEFI mode and shrink the disk leaving space for ubuntu
2. Reboot, set the machine to CMS mode;
3. boot the machine from liveUSB x64 12.10
4. select install, and partition drives like I used to - separate "/", "home" and swap partitions (by the way - is it possible to install "/" into SSD part of the disk - how does that affect win8 - does it use it?)
5. after successful installation - sudo apt-get update and upgrade
6. reboot, set the machine into "UEFI and CMS" mode? (what did you mean by "Once you have Ubuntu installed in CMS mode, it will be safe to dual boot") Because now when I set "CMS mode" - the win8 is not found/ does not bootup. Or will grub2 loader somehow find the win8 and put it into grub menu, and I am doomed to always boot in "CMS" mode as any atempt to switch BIOS to UEFI would result in a brick?
By the way - I have upgraded the firmware BIOS to P05ABH (BIOS version and MICOM version). Is it reported to have the same bug, no patch yet?