I have never installed a Linux distribution before, and want to install Ubuntu 20.04 if possible alongside my fresh install of Windows 7 (update problems) on my HP ENVY 6 notebook.
Ubuntu install started and all works until "Installation type - window" first says:
Your installation medium is on /dev/sdc1. You will not be able to create, delete or resize partitions on this disk, but you may be able to install to existing partitions there.
Then I see a partition table:
/dev/sdc ... (my USB drive only), and "device for bootloader installation":
When I leave and start GParted within Ubuntu Live, an error message pops up saying
invalid argument during seek for read on /dev/sdc (retry/cancel/ignore)
but after that shows me all partitions on the computer.
- /dev/sda1 ntfs system (flags boot) - /dev/sda2 ntfs os - unallocated - /dev/sda3 fat32 hp_tools (flags lba) - unallocated 3.34MiB - /dev/sdb1 4 GiB (flags irst) - unallocated 26 GiB
I also tried with boot manager
- from EFI file option1: USB (ACPI...), option2: hp_tools (ACPI...)
- USB drive with UEFI
- USB drive
Also Ubuntu 16.04 can't see my SSD partitions when installing alongside Windows 10 did not resolve the problem.
Output Ubuntu Live terminal:
$ sudo parted /dev/sda unit s print
Model: ATA Hitachi HTS54323 (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 625142448s Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B Partition Table: msdos Disk Flags: Number Start End Size Type File system Flags 1 2048s 409599s 407552s primary ntfs boot 2 409600s 215326719s 214917120s primary ntfs 3 624928768s 625135615s 206848s primary fat32 lba
- Windows BIOS mode is legacy
- Hibernation (disabled)
- MBR partition type
Disk 0 (basic):
- System (ntfs)
- OS C: (ntfs)
- Unallocated (~200GB)
- HP Tools (fat32)
Disk 1 (basic):
- ... healthy (hibernation partition)
- BIOS InsydeH20 Rev.3.7 F.16, 10 17 2021
- Hardware VT (disabled)
- Intel rapid start technology (disabled)
- Legacy support (enabled)
- Secure boot (grayed out/can't alter, but says disabled)
- Boot order is: USB, then Hard Drive, then the rest
Options in BIOS are limited.