I have Asus N550JV with Windows 8 installed. I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in a dual boot setup. I am not familiar with turning off "fast boot", disabling "secure boot" and enabling "launch CSM". I created three logical paritions (50Gb "/", 16Gb "/swap" and 150Gb "/home").
Later the installation gives this error:
The partition table format in use on your disks normally requires you to create a separate partition for boot loader code. This partition should be marked for use as “Reserved BIOS boot area” and should be at least 1 MB in size. Note that this is not the same as a partition mounted on /boot. If you do not go back to the partitioning menu and correct this error, bootloader installation may fail later, although it may still be possible to install the boot loader to a partition.
I searched on the net and found that both who tried to create that partition and those who just skipped are loosing access to one or both the installed OS-es. Many users ended up reinstalling the whole disk from zero.
Three more partitions at last:
- /dev/sda5 ntfs 570Gb 1Gb
- /dev/sdz6 ntfs 21Gb 14Gb
- free space 0Mb
I would like, before applying one of the two choices (create that 1Mb partition or not), to learn how to to avoid loosing OS access?