I have a computer with a 500gb SSD. In a 100GB partition, I have installed Windows 10 and it boots fine. I am now trying to install Ubuntu 19.0.4 in dual boot. I have tried many different options but the installation always stops at keyboard layout selection. Here is what I have done:

  • Shrunk windows partition
  • Created a new partition for Ubuntu
  • Tried to install Ubuntu but it freezes at layout selection
  • Tried to install the non-graphic installation, also freezes
  • Tried to launch gparted from live USB but it freezes
  • Tried to install 18.0.4, same issue.
  • Checked that windows was not on dynamic partitions, and it's not.
  • Managed to open gnome disks and format the partition in ext4
  • Partition mounts in Ubuntu Live USB but still can't install
  • When I run "fdisks -l" I see the partitions, but with "permission denied"

What should I do? I feel like I have exhausted my options.

Update: I formatted the drive and reinstalled Windows 10, still the same issue.

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    Related askubuntu.com/questions/1176906/… – Pilot6 Sep 29 '19 at 14:05
  • Seems like they didn't find a solution. – Newtomtl Sep 29 '19 at 14:10
  • No, I placed a bounty on the question, but I am afraid there is no easy solution. Is your MB Asus too? – Pilot6 Sep 29 '19 at 14:11
  • No it is HP. I managed to install Ubuntu on it without Windows, though. What I can't do is the dual boot. And I tried with several versions of Ubuntu. – Newtomtl Sep 29 '19 at 14:12
  • When you installed Windows, did you use dynamic partitions in Windows? If so, don't do that. – user68186 Sep 29 '19 at 14:16

Ok I figured out the issue. Not sure if this will be helpful to others but you never know. I had installed a PCI extension card so that I could connect more hard drives to my server. I didn't think I needed to remove it to install Windows and Ubuntu again, but turns out I do. Now it all works well and gparted can do its job. Thanks for your help everyone!

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