I have already windows -7 installed on my PC. and I want to install ubuntu 13.10 alongside windows-7 . but while installing ubuntu, it doen't give me option to install ubuntu alongside windows and also can't detect windows and partition too... what I can do now ??? sry for my poor english....
Is your drive partitioned correctly?
If not here's the solution that may help you:
Method 1 (with Gparted):
Method 2 (using Ubuntu LiveCD):
follow these steps ::
1. root for all user installed packages (mount to '/' with ext4 filesystem)
2. Home for all user download files and media (mount to '/home' with ext4)
3. Swap memory, probably half of your RAM size is enough (mount to swap)
(For all three choosing primary or logical is doesn't matter, Ubuntu don't care) You are done now
~/sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair
~/sudo apt-get update
~/sudo apt-get install -y boot-repair && boot-repair
<< If ubuntu don't show up in the boot : click F12 , and select ubuntu from the boot options displayed then install the boot-repair from the same process above. >>
Hope this helps, Thank You!
I came across the same issue and am currently working to fix it. I found that you can have no more than 4 primary partitions on any given drive. If your drive has 4 partitions already, make sure that when you attempt to partition the drive as shown above that you select logical for each one, or if you can make one primary, try to make a single EXT4 /boot primary partition that has just 500MB of space (1/2GB). Make sure the /home partition is th largest as it will hold all your files and data. the / partition, or 'root' partition, need not be larger than 6000MB (6GB) as the root is designed to fit on a 5.7GB DVD. Again, assure that all but the /boot partition are set as logical instead of primary.