It seems like a repetitive question, but its is not. If it is, please guide me.

I have bought a new PC with following configuration

  • Motherboard - Gigabyte (Socket 1150, Intel H81, GA-H81M-S1)
  • Processor - Intel i5-4460 3.2GHz

  • HDD (500GB) -

    • C: 100GB with windows 8.1 installed (NTFS)
    • D: 250GB empty (NTFS)
    • E: 125GB empty (NTFS)
  • RAM - 8GB (Transcend)
  • Graphics Card - Nvidia GT610 2GB

In my C: drive, i have windows 8.1 already and i am trying to install Ubuntu 15.04 alongside Windows 8.1.

I downloaded the iso for the same and burn it on DVD. And here are the steps i am following:

  • Load it as a live OS DVD. enter image description here

  • Live OS loaded. enter image description here

  • Enabled the internet. enter image description here

  • Started installing Ubuntu 15.04 enter image description here

  • Selecting options. enter image description here

  • On clicking continue in previous step i got this message, i thought it might be a warning tried to skip this. enter image description here

  • It is not able to detect any operating system, hence i selected the option "Something Else" enter image description here

  • As you can see all my parititions. enter image description here

  • I tried creating swap of 8GB, same as the RAM size in the drive representing E: drive for windows. enter image description here

  • I got some warning for data back up which seems fine. enter image description here

  • Then it flagged an error, swap cannot be created. enter image description here

  • Then i created rest of the space of E: drive (in respect of windows) as ext4 partition for / (root)

  • Then on clicking continue, i again got this error and i can't continue further, hence i have to forcefully shutdown. enter image description here

Some one told me to upgrade bios, i tried doing it but I did something horribly wrong, after that computer stopped working. Luckily I had taken the backup of current bios, hence able to revert back the previous state. If bios upgrade is required, please suggest which one? Else, what should I do to install Ubuntu 15.04?

As per further suggestions, i tried further steps:

I even tried disabling the UEFI mode from boot setup: - Those are the two options i was able to find related to UEFI mode: enter image description here

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  • creating swap enter image description here

  • creating ext4 partition enter image description here

  • this is how the final structure. enter image description here

  • clicking continue, got the same error as swap cannot be created. enter image description here

Please Help, i think this is not going to work out?

  • I tried with simple ext4 partition creation, not having swap. It failed at the end.

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  • See my answer to this question. Yours is a duplicate, but I can't flag it as such because the duplicate question is new enough that its answers have yet to be accepted or receive up-votes.
    – Rod Smith
    Sep 7 '15 at 14:58
  • @RodSmith thanks for the comment, i tried same by changing options related to UEFI. Please find my updated question with screenshots. Please suggest, is there anything i am missing? It would be a great help. Sep 8 '15 at 3:57
  • I actually cant remove windows too and reinstall coz it came already installed and i dont have the DVD for reinstalling. So what do you suggest? Is there any else distro (Centos etc) i can try? Sep 8 '15 at 4:03
  • You must force Ubuntu to install in BIOS/CSM/legacy mode. You can usually do this by using the computer's built-in boot manager and launching the Ubuntu installation disk with the option that lacks the string "UEFI" in the description. Unfortunately, this detail varies from one computer to another, so I can't be more precise or even promise that it will work. If it doesn't work, you may need to delete the EFI/BOOT/bootx64.efi file from the boot medium to force a BIOS-mode boot. I wrote all of this in my answer to the linked-to question.
    – Rod Smith
    Sep 10 '15 at 13:21

Ubuntu and all other GNU/linux doesn't work under NTFS. Format one of your drives as ext4 in which you want to install Ubuntu.

For example you may click on /dev/sda6 and click "-" to delete ntfs partition. Then you may click "+" and make that ext4 partition and then proceed.

  • I will try this. But same i did with making it as free volume too, coz i was thinking the same. Hence i am little doubtful about this solution. Is there any possibility related to bios? But still i will try once again and will get back to you. Sep 7 '15 at 9:38
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    I think installing ubuntu in legacy(not UEFI) with secure boot off will be good. I dont think there is anything wrong with BIOS.
    – kashish
    Sep 7 '15 at 10:43
  • Ok. then will start focussing on HD format type. Let me check and will get back to you. Sep 7 '15 at 10:53
  • Nope buddy, It didn't help. Please suggest anything else i might be missing? Sep 8 '15 at 3:58
  • Refer this
    – kashish
    Sep 8 '15 at 8:13

first format a drive upto 30GB or more and then try to dual boot by the above steps.Make sure the space where u want to install ubuntu remains unallocated.

  • yup. i tried with 120GB. and it was unallocated, displaying free space in installation step. what is this UEFI warning? Sep 7 '15 at 10:22
  • ignore the UEFI warning
    – roshande
    Oct 3 '15 at 1:28

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