[ILUG-BOM] Help required in installing Ubuntu alongside Windows 10

Sanket Shah 88.sanket at gmail.com
Mon Dec 21 07:25:54 IST 2015


I think you should be getting option to disable secure boot in bios. That's
the main thing required. Next is disable fast boot and enable legacy boot.

Are you able to start live disk of Ubuntu? If yes means your legacy boot is
working.

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On Dec 20, 2015 9:44 PM, "Royce Pereira" <roycejp at gmail.com> wrote:

> Deep,
>
> Thanks for responding, but the steps you are describing is for a proper EFI
> boot systems.
>
> In any case the link describes the steps for such a system, and the restart
> options screenshot is nothing like mine. I do not get the EFI options as
> shown, so I can't proceed.
>
> To repeat my problem, my HDD is legacy booting (MBR partitioned), so Ubuntu
> complains it needs EFI and won't accept the free space I had created in C:
>
> I hope someone can suggest a workaround.
>
> I have done this before with windows 7, and Ubuntu 12.04, but I never
> encountered this issue.
>
> On Sun, Dec 20, 2015 at 6:58 PM, Deep Sukhwani <deepsukhwani at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > Hello Royce,
> >
> > Have you tried following a detailed guide such as this one:
> > http://technozed.com/install-ubuntu-linux-alongside-windows-10/
> >
> > Honestly, there are quite a few guides on internet that show precise
> steps
> > heavily detailed on how to proceed with installation. And a lot of
> > cumbersome process has actually been sorted if you are installing Ubuntu
> > 15.04 / 15.10 such as having the need to run boot-repair when it fails to
> > show the bootloader at the time of startup that lets you select which OS
> to
> > boot into.
> >
> > Usually, you are required to turn off Fast Boot from Power Settings (so
> > that Windows doesn't force into booting only itself and instead shows you
> > options to boot into other OSes) disable Secure boot from your BIOS
> > Settings and then do the actual installation.
> >
> > And even when doing the installation, you must actually boot from the
> USB /
> > CD ROM that contains Ubuntu Installation files on it and boot into Ubuntu
> > into Try mode and see for yourself that all necessary peripherals such as
> > network devices, sound card, display, etc are working fine for your
> > machine's make/model and if you are satisfied, only then go ahead with
> the
> > installation from there itself.
> >
> > As you have already partitioned the drive from Windows (which is a good
> > thing to do), you will now be able to use a GParted UI to create
> partitions
> > for your new linux installation ensuring Windows Partitions are not
> messed
> > up with at all during this process.
> >
> > After the installation is done, there are chances that you will have to
> run
> > boot-repair (again covered in the link I mentioned above). Although this
> > boot repair thing is not required (usually) if you are installing 15.10
> > (Willy Werewolf).
> > ᐧ
> >
> > --
> > Regards
> > Deep L Sukhwani
> >
> > On 20 December 2015 at 18:43, Royce Pereira <roycejp at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > The HDD had windows 7 before, with 2 partitions C: and D:.
> > >
> > > Yes, there is a a recovery partition of 450mb after C:
> > >
> > > In my BIOS setting, CSM settings show boot options as: UEFI or legacy.
> > >
> > > Thank you.
> > >
> > > On Sun, Dec 20, 2015 at 5:12 PM, Rony Bill <gnulinuxist at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > > In your BIOS check the EFI Legacy option for the HDD too. How come
> your
> > > Win
> > > > 10 is installed in legacy mode? Did you upgrade from an old Win 7?
> Did
> > > you
> > > > have partitions after C: ? Generally nowadays they come with the
> > recovery
> > > > partition after C: in order to make it difficult to install another
> OS.
> > > >
> > > > Regards,
> > > > Rony.
> > > >
> > > > On Dec 20, 2015 16:21, "Royce Pereira" <roycejp at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > Hi,
> > > > >
> > > > > I have a Windows 10 PC with was installed in 'legacy' mode (not
> EFI).
> > > > >
> > > > > I shrunk my C: to create free space of 25Gb for Ubuntu.
> > > > >
> > > > > I created a 64 bit Ubuntu bootable USB pendrive.
> > > > >
> > > > > For booting from the pendrive, I select the boot mode at the BIOS
> > > splash
> > > > > screen I have tried both 'USB drive' and 'EFI-USB-drive'.
> > > > >
> > > > > I tried to install Ubuntu 15.1 but the free space is always marked
> > > > > 'unusable'.
> > > > >
> > > > > Before this I'd got a warning that the installation was started in
> > EFI
> > > > > mode, but target installation is non-EFI, and if I force it I won't
> > be
> > > > able
> > > > > to switch OSs.
> > > > > But this warning is not appearing subsequently, only my freed
> > partiton
> > > is
> > > > > showing 'unusable'.
> > > > >
> > > > > Is there a way install Ubuntu into the created free space in such a
> > > > > situation?
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > --
> > > > http://mm.ilug-bom.org.in/mailman/listinfo/linuxers
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > --
> > > Best Regards,
> > >
> > > -- Royce Pereira
> > > --
> > > http://mm.ilug-bom.org.in/mailman/listinfo/linuxers
> > >
> > --
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>
>
>
>
> --
> Best Regards,
>
> -- Royce Pereira
> --
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