I saw Ubuntu today on my friend's laptop, and I immediately fell in love. I then decided to try installing Ubuntu reading the guide on the official Ubuntu website (which included downloading an
.iso image and setting it up for booting from my USB drive). After attempting for five hours, I have still not been able to install Ubuntu.
I use an HP Envy M6 with an existing installation of Windows 8.
Things I have tried:
Secure Bootin the BIOS
- Disabling fast booting in Windows 8
- Changing the boot order in the BIOS so that the USB boots first (causing a BSOD, which I eventally solved)
- Using the UNetbootin tool to create my bootable USB (from the
.isoimage I downloaded earlier)
This has really been frustrating. I had thought the whole process would be as easy I read on the official Ubuntu website.