Find the answer to your Linux question:
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
  1. #1
    Just Joined! UkrainianTitan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Location
    Ukraine
    Posts
    4

    Severe troubles installing Ubuntu as a dual boot with W10


    Dear friends, I am in desperate need of help installing Ubuntu as a dual boot with Windows 10. I need it for a class I am taking online.

    I boot from my USB that I made with the Ubuntu Desktop ISO, and I start clicking through the installation process, but it doesn't show me an option anywhere to click "Something else", the continue button is grayed out. I would post a screenshot, but new members are not allowed to do so.

    When in Windows, I created 2 more partitions other than my C drive. One of them I made specifically for Ubuntu.
    I disabled fastboot. I enabled UEFI boot.

    I don't know what else I can say to help you help me. Please someone help me.

    Thank you

  2. #2
    Trusted Penguin Irithori's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Munich
    Posts
    4,031
    Dual boot can be a bit tricky.

    Another route -virtualization- might have some advantages:
    - cannot kill your windows installation
    - ubuntu and windows can be run at the same time
    - VM snapshots enable you to easily revert to a known good state, which is good for trial and error during your class.

    So I would advise to install e.g. virtualbox on your w10 platform and then create a VM with ubuntu
    You must always face the curtain with a bow.

  3. #3
    Just Joined! UkrainianTitan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Location
    Ukraine
    Posts
    4
    Quote Originally Posted by Irithori View Post
    Dual boot can be a bit tricky.

    Another route -virtualization- might have some advantages:
    - cannot kill your windows installation
    - ubuntu and windows can be run at the same time
    - VM snapshots enable you to easily revert to a known good state, which is good for trial and error during your class.

    So I would advise to install e.g. virtualbox on your w10 platform and then create a VM with ubuntu
    I am aware of this option, but I thought maybe someone could finally walk me through the steps properly. I guess if nothing comes of this, it will be my only option.

  4. $spacer_open
    $spacer_close
  5. #4
    Linux Guru
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    2,747
    Quote Originally Posted by UkrainianTitan View Post
    I boot from my USB that I made with the Ubuntu Desktop ISO, and I start clicking through the installation process, but it doesn't show me an option anywhere to click "Something else", the continue button is grayed out.
    so far so good, but you will have to describe this option better.
    maybe you just overlooked something?
    and you can easily circumvent the no-links rule by crippling your link, something like postimg . org/ path/ to/ screenshot.jpg

  6. #5
    Just Joined! UkrainianTitan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Location
    Ukraine
    Posts
    4
    Quote Originally Posted by nihili View Post
    so far so good, but you will have to describe this option better.
    maybe you just overlooked something?
    and you can easily circumvent the no-links rule by crippling your link, something like postimg . org/ path/ to/ screenshot.jpg
    Let me try this...
    http: // i.imgur. com /QArgH3R . png

  7. #6
    Your search - http:// i.imgur.com/QArgH3R - did not match any documents.
    Try instead just hitting the space bar between h>ttp and leave the rest of the imagur link intact. Instead of hitting the space bar through the whole link. More is not needed and it makes it hard for us with new members.
    You can even leave off the h in http and paste the rest of the link. Either or is fine.

    Leaving you with
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOz66FC0pWU

    Steps should be the same. Just substitute Windows 8 in your mind for Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.10 for whatever Ubuntu version you are installing.

    Suggestion for posting questions:
    Make and Model of Laptop.
    Ubuntu Version you are installing.
    How you made the install media (usb,dvd)
    How you md5sum checked a iso and what tools you used?

    I am not beng hard on you.. Just being a titan myself and born and raised from WW2 camp survivors.
    I figure you have thick skin like I do and would like to know the drill on how to ask questions to get
    the best help possible. A lot of members here are top knotch knowledgeable linux users (like ithori and nihili).

    The more you give. The more you will recieve.

  8. #7
    Linux User
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Idaho USA
    Posts
    368
    boot into the live linux and in a terminal run and post output.
    Code:
    sudo parted -l
    For others: OP's link is http://i.imgur.com/QArgH3R.png . Main problem it says there is "No detected OS on hdd".

  9. #8
    Just Joined! UkrainianTitan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Location
    Ukraine
    Posts
    4
    Thank you rokytnji! My apologies for the lack of information. I will try to provide more info now.

    - Laptop: Dell Inspiron 15 5000
    - Ubuntu version: I don't understand why my screenshot says Ubuntu 14...something, but just now, I re-downloaded Ubuntu 15.10 64-bit version, and re-mounted it on the USB.
    - Install Media: USB, I used a lil program called Rufus
    - I have no idea what a md5sum is, but I googled it, and I used a program called WinMD5Free, to check the MD5 checksum value of the ISO, and I get this: ece816e12f97018fa3d4974b5fd27337

  10. #9
    Code:
    ece816e12f97018fa3d4974b5fd27337
    Code:
    ece816e12f97018fa3d4974b5fd27337 *ubuntu-15.10-desktop-amd64.iso
    7d483b990de4e1369b76b7b693737191 *ubuntu-15.10-desktop-i386.iso
    fb4eef05edcabfc5cccd4cb44f3f9b48 *ubuntu-15.10-server-amd64.iso
    0d9ee8b0b0205a8487d6ed8785ee63a8 *ubuntu-15.10-server-i386.iso
    Looks like we got a match so your downloaded iso is golden and is not corrupted.
    Rufus should have made a live usb ok I would think.

    You might want to rethink dual booting and go with a persistent usb Ubuntu install. That way your internal drive stays pristine and you have a computer hard drive on pendrive that can be used on many other computers.

    The fat32 boot partition only has to be about 1GB in size. Since Rufus turns your drive into one big partition, we are going to resize this (also; we need space for the “casper-rw” partition we create in the next step)
    https://usbubuntu.wordpress.com/make-it-persistent/

    I already posted a internal drive install how for dual boot windows off of youtube. So you have been supplied all the how tos one in college should need to figure out what to do next.

    Me? I am just a GED educated dude. I played lazy and invested in a 60 gig ssd drive and pulled the Windows 7 Enterprise drive off of this Dell E4310 I5 laptop I am posting from,

    Code:
    harry@biker:~
    $ sudo parted -l
    [sudo] password for harry: 
    Model: ATA KINGSTON SV300S3 (scsi)
    Disk /dev/sda: 60.0GB
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
    Partition Table: msdos
    Disk Flags: 
    
    Number  Start   End     Size    Type     File system  Flags
     2      1049kB  8390MB  8389MB  primary  ext3
     1      8390MB  60.0GB  51.6GB  primary  ext3
    
    
    harry@biker:~
    $ inxi -Fxz
    System:    Host: biker Kernel: 4.2.1-antix.2-686-pae i686 (32 bit gcc: 4.9.2)
               Desktop: IceWM 1.3.8
               Distro: antiX-15-V_386-full Killah P 30 June 2015
    Machine:   System: Dell product: Latitude E4310 v: 0001
               Mobo: Dell model: 0T6M8G v: A01 Bios: Dell v: A03 date: 07/08/2010
    CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i5 M 520 (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB
               flags: (lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 9581
               clock speeds: max: 2400 MHz 1: 1733 MHz 2: 1333 MHz 3: 1199 MHz
               4: 1199 MHz
    Graphics:  Card: Intel Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller
               bus-ID: 00:02.0
               Display Server: X.Org 1.16.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
               Resolution: 1366x768@60.00hz
               GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ironlake Mobile x86/MMX/SSE2
               GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 10.3.2 Direct Rendering: Yes
    Audio:     Card Intel 5 Series/3400 Series High Definition Audio
               driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
               Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.2.1-antix.2-686-pae
    Network:   Card-1: Intel 82577LM Gigabit Network Connection
               driver: e1000e v: 3.2.5-k port: 6040 bus-ID: 00:19.0
               IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filter>
               Card-2: Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6200
               driver: iwlwifi bus-ID: 02:00.0
               IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
    Drives:    HDD Total Size: 60.0GB (40.5% used)
               ID-1: /dev/sda model: KINGSTON_SV300S3 size: 60.0GB
    Partition: ID-1: / size: 7.6G used: 4.1G (56%) fs: ext3 dev: /dev/sda2
               ID-2: /home size: 48G used: 19G (42%) fs: ext3 dev: /dev/sda1
    Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 57.0C mobo: N/A
               Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
    Info:      Processes: 143 Uptime: 1:09 Memory: 593.0/8027.1MB
               Init: SysVinit runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 4.9.2
               Client: Shell (bash 4.3.301) inxi: 2.2.28
    I can swap drives in like 5 minutes (the other sits in the laptop bag) when I need Windows. Which is only when I tune up motorcycles.

    Edit: I will be busy alpha testing MX-15 and refurbishing a IBM Z60M laptop I picked from City Hall for free (XP laptop).
    So I will not be back posting in this thread for a while.

  11. #10
    Penguin of trust elija's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Either at home or at work or down the pub
    Posts
    3,907
    -->
    Some computers need FastBoot disabled in both Windows and UEFI.
    Should you be sitting wondering,
    Which Batman is the best,
    There's only one true answer my friend,
    It's Adam Bloody West!


    The Fifth Continent

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •