I recently purchased Dell Inspiron 5548. 64bit System, 8GB Ram, 2GB ATI Graphics Card It came with Windows 8.1 Single Language Edition.
I completely removed the Windows, also formatted the recovery drives. So now I have a Fully Empty 1TB Hard Disk.
For now I want to install only Ubuntu as single OS not dual boot. Can I add Windows 8.1 in future on this system without removing current installation. (Chances of me using Ubuntu is almost zero but still asking as curiosity)
I want partition the disk into 3 GPT partitions as following:
1) 100GB Partition fro Ubuntu 14.04 64bit OS. 2) 100GB Partition for Storing Books etc and 3) 800GB Partition for Media Storage like Songs, Movies etc 4) 16GB as Swap and 5) may be 500MB to 1GB for EFI Partition if needed.
So how can I install Ubuntu 14.04 on this EFI System?
If I disable EFI and use Legacy mode, does it affect my performance?
If Yes how can install Ubuntu with EFI Enabled? I'm quite new to this EFI term, so please explain in detail.
I tried installing with EFI ON before writing this question, but got ERROR Message saying "Unable to mount vfat EFI partition". (Installation windows said I need to create on partition at least of 35MB or more of type EFI, so I created of 1GB of ext4 and set it as a EFI partition but got above error message).
Please Help ASAP as I have no other OS my system and unable to use it.