I am trying to install ubuntu 14 on a dell inspirion 15z with intel chip. The machine came preloaded with windows 8. I want to wipe windows out and run only ubuntu. When I try to install the installer does not detect any discs. I have modified the SATA in the bios from ata to ahci and intel smart response technology. Secure boot is off. Ubuntu crashes on install. ProcEnviron [errno13] permission denied. I have tried legacy mode and uefi and still no discs are detected. I also tried to install fedora and mint and they both stopped at the same place--no discs detected? Is there anything else I can do?
For anyone else having this problem this was the final step that made the installation work. I had to find the intel gui and disable the acceleration. The installation still did not recognize that I had an OS installed, but it could find my hard drive and everything worked fine after that, because I didn't care about preserving the windows 8 install.
I had a problem like this with my Vaio ! Ubuntu have 2 distro 32 and 64 that 64 is for
UEFI boot ! but if you want to remove windows first i propose you have a backup ! then when u want to install linux in firstly menu select install linux instead of windows ! do you try this ?
if not try this an remember that you can make >=200 MB drive for boot and set boot drive on this drive not all of hard disc ! and also you can use all of hard for boot ....try this 2 choice too !
Don't make it harder than it is. Just wipe your hard drive first,then reformat it, then you should be able to install Ubuntu, provided your hardware is not creating the problem. Remember to save(backup) your important files first! P.S. I read that Windows 8 has some new programming that doesn't play well with Linux.