I am trying to install Ubuntu alongside Win8 on my laptop, though I can't. For some reason it won't give me the option. I have used a guide I have found here to remove GPT structures with gdisk and I did, and now gdisk only finds MBR structures, but I still won't get the option. I have 3 partitions, and 50gigs of unallocated space. What can be the problem? :S Thanks!

  • select something else option.And install Ubuntu on desired partition. – Avinash Raj Mar 8 '14 at 10:48
  • But the thing is, that when I select that option the installer only sees one big terabyte partition. It does not see any of my partitions. – masm64 Mar 8 '14 at 10:49
  • You may have issues from hibernated Windows (which includes fast boot option), or dynamic disks. – Takkat Mar 8 '14 at 15:55

Normally Ubuntu installer doesn't see unallocated space.You have to create ext4 partition from that unallocated space.To do this exit the Ubuntu installer and open up Gparted Utility.

Create a new ext4 partition from that free space.Now run the Ubuntu installer, and it will detects.

  • And let me know, if it works or not. – Avinash Raj Mar 8 '14 at 10:53
  • It didn't help. – masm64 Mar 8 '14 at 12:25
  • please upload the gparted screenshot.Take the screenshot, upload it to imgur.com and then post the link here. – Avinash Raj Mar 8 '14 at 12:26

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