I have just installed Mint 17.1 alongside Windows 8.1 on a UEFI machine (thanks, Microsoft, for providing a lousy a operating system AND making sure I can't revert to my beloved XP) sort of according to this guide http://www.everydayl...-alongside.html
The part about creating 4 partitions got a little too complicated so I just checked the "Install alongside Windows 8" option and put it in unallocated space that I had previously reserved with gparted.
There should be an option to boot from Linux but there isn't. No matter what boot option I select in UEFI (BIOS) it boots directly to Windows. How do I get an option menu and set Linux as the preferred OS?