How do I Install Ubuntu 14.04 on Toshiba Portege z935 Using Something Else?
Step 1: Boot up the CD/USB and go into live mode (try without installing), when the computer has boot up, go to the terminal and enter
sudo parted -l get to partition table for the disk you want to install ubuntu on with the disk space of roughly 128GB and make note of it.
(we will continue this process later on).
Basic recommended install
The most basic and recommended partitioning for a fully functional system, is a swap partition and a root partition / consuming the rest of the diskspace.
More Advanced Install
For this I will recommend;
After this, begin the installation process.
When the installation arrives at Installation Type screen, select
Now, on the next screen
Select the appropriate drive, the one you want to install the OS on with the 128GB or roughly estimated at 131072MB. This might be
We are going to be creating three partitions. BIOS, / (root) and swap Select create new partition table... (option in the bottom left)
Partition 1 bios_grub
Select the free space and create the first partition which is the BIOS by clicking on the plus (+) button on the far left, horizontal to new partition table.
Your options for this partition should match the screen-shot below and click OK
Partition 2 swap
Swap is a controversial topic. However the amount of swap should be given on the premises of whether of not you're gonna be hibernating your pc. If you are going to hibernate, swap should be the size of RAM else 4GB (4096MB) should be fine. Choose accordingly and OK again.
Partition 3 / (root)
Basic: Give Root Partition Remaining Space
Advanced: Create a separate /home partition for personal files.
Recommended root for Disk Space available, 30GB Give /home rest.
Follow snip below for root or alternate for /home partition
Select 128GB SSD to house boot loader