I'm trying to put Ubuntu on my new Lenovo y580 for school. According to the internet, I must partition my hard drive to give Ubuntu a home. When I break off 50GB of my C drive, I encounter two problems:
1) It automatically makes the partition a dynamic type instead of basic; you cannot install an OS on a dynamic (from my understanding). If there is no better way to convert it to basic, I can use a Third Party program to do that. However...
2) Even when I click "Yes" to go ahead and make a dynamic partition, my computer says
There is not enough space available on the disk(s) to complete this operation. My 500 GB HDD is far from full, and I tried shrinking the partition to 10GB, same error.
I am using the 12.04.1. Since I'm using a laptop, I do not have the option to just use another HDD. First time trying to dual boot.
Rapid fire: Is 50GB a decent partition amount? What is the difference between using the Ubuntu Windows Installer rather than installing it from a disk drive? It isn't like a "lite" version, is it?
CompSpecs: i7 3610 QM, 8GB DDR3, nVidia 560m 2GB, 500GB 7200rpm HDD