I have Windows 8.1 on my HP Pavilion G6 and would like to replace windows with Ubuntu 14.04 but what option do I choose when it comes to the installation part? I noticed it wont detect my Windows 8.1 so should that matter if im going to replace it with Ubuntu? Should i choose the Erase Disk option and then install? Secure Boot and Fastboot and all other options have been taken care of but would like some further instructions from someone a little more experienced.


If you use the option labeled "Guided - Use entire disk and setup LVM" and then keep clicking Yes or Next, then everything will install just fine.

keep in mind that this will erase everything on your disk.

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  • so this will remove windows 8.1 and install ubuntu? – Christian Rogers Apr 17 '14 at 20:18
  • yes, it will. it will erase everything as i originally noted. – Ace Apr 17 '14 at 20:21
  • sorry for so many questions just wanna be carful but other then that is there any extra steps i should take before doing so? – Christian Rogers Apr 17 '14 at 20:24
  • dont worry about asking too many questions. for the most part, everything can be fixed or fine-tuned post installation. whatever you dont do right during the installation and be changed later, with some effort. But as long as you choose "guided - use entire disk with lvm", and keep using the default options, you'll have a working installation when youre finished. – Ace Apr 17 '14 at 20:30
  • thank you and one last little question lets say i need to get windows 8 back can I use my recovery discs to get it back? – Christian Rogers Apr 17 '14 at 20:33

i see Use LVM with the new Ubuntu installation and Erase disk and install Ubuntu. Which option do i choose?

Choose Erase disc and Install Ubuntu and make sure the other LVM Encryption option is selected below. When it comes to re-installing Windows 8.1 if you have recovery discs you shouldn't have a problem re-installing Windows. If you don't have any recovery discs you can create them within Windows just do a search [Windows + S] at the desktop for recovery disc. You will need 3 blank DVDs FYI. Instead of getting rid of Windows completely you can always dual-boot your machine. If you have yet to install Ubuntu you can re-partition your C: Drive, search for disc partitioner, and allocate some memory from the C: drive for Ubuntu. Reboot and install Ubuntu on this new partition and you should have a dual booting machine with Windows & Ubuntu. Of course if that seems too much for you installing Ubuntu solely by itself is the easiest thing to do.

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