I recently purchased a Dell Vostro 5470 with a pre-installed Windows 8 OEM on a HDD 500GB. Now I'm trying to replace the HDD with a Sandisk SSD 240GB as my main disk (next step will be use the HDD with Win8 in a USB external case).
Here's the deal: I was able to install Ubuntu 14.04 in the SSD, however it can't boot with UEFI mode enabled since the installation with UEFI mode is not working (yes, I want it to work in UEFI mode, and I know it can).
I already followed the instructions to create a EFI partition: I created a GPT partition table along with a Fat32 partition, with EFI as label, and with the boot flag. Here's the output of
Model: ATA SanDisk SDSSDHII (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 240GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B Partition Table: gpt Number Start End Size File system Name Flags 1 1049kB 2097kB 1049kB bios_grub 2 2097kB 540MB 538MB fat32 boot 3 540MB 59,6GB 59,1GB ext4 4 59,6GB 68,2GB 8591MB linux-swap(v1) 5 68,2GB 240GB 172GB ext4
I run the Ubuntu installer, but it doesn't recognize as an EFI partition. Then, I proceed with installation and later try to use the boot-repair tool, however the option "separated /boot/efi partition" is never enabled.
How can I get this SSD running Ubuntu 14 with UEFI mode enabled?