I recently bought a new laptop, and I am trying to dual boot my system with windows 8.1 and ubuntu. My installer doesn't recognize the windows 8 partition on my hard drive, so it doesn't give me the option to install alongside windows. I can see a large partition that is supposed to be my windows partition in the installer, but it doesn't recognize that it is windows. I have turned off secure boot and fast start-up, but there is no difference. I am thinking about manually partitioning my hard drive in the Ubuntu installer. I have two questions:
First, I am planning on partitioning it with 16 GB swap, which is the amount of ram on my laptop, and about 20 GB for a '/' root logical partition. Is this a good setup for the installer?
My second question is about the grub menu. If I do the manual install, will grub recognize my windows partition even though the ubuntu installer doesn't? Meaning when I see the grub menu, will it just list /dev/sd# or will it say Windows like before, or maybe not even show it at all?
HP Envy 15t-j100