I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows7.

I downloaded the .iso file and used linux live usb creater to boot from it, I tried it for sometime and it all works fine - but when I tried to install it at the installation type step where there is supposed to be partitions and stuff, there is only /dev/sda which is my ssd (not partitioned at all) and I dont want to use it.

I have another hdd 750 gb(/dev/sdb) that is partitioned into 4 partitions recovery , system , C (has my windows), E (empty, hopefully this where ubuntu goes)

Running sudo fdisk -l shows 3 devices:

my ssd (/dev/sda)
Hdd (/dev/sdb)
And the sanddisk that i boot from (/dev/sdc)

If possible please tell me how to change "device for boot loader" from /dev/sda to /dev/sdb


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Screenshot for sudo parted -l http://postimg.org/image/qxm7viegj/

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    Would you please take a screenshot of this step you're talking about and post the image somewhere and give us the link here. Also I have an advice for you. Putting Ubuntu on the SSD will make it run much faster than putting it on the normal drive. – Mina Michael Sep 29 '14 at 17:53
  • I am using my ssd to accelerate boot for my hdd which is so slow without it so i dont want to install it there and how do i screen shot on ubuntu?Edit: ok found it i will upload them shortly – Omar Refaie Sep 29 '14 at 18:24
  • okay but may I ask you how are you doing this? I mean how are you using it to accelerate booting? – Mina Michael Sep 29 '14 at 18:42
  • Install intel rapid storage technology drivers and restart you will find the .exe in the start menu if not search for it .you will find the interface easy to use – Omar Refaie Sep 29 '14 at 18:50
  • hey this is where the bootloader will be. not ubuntu itself. you can carry on. If you don't know what the bootloader is, it's "the thing" that starts ubuntu. It's not ubuntu itself. – Mina Michael Sep 29 '14 at 18:54

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