Total newbie here. I want to install Ubuntu 14.04.3 alongside Win 8.1 that's already there. I'm getting the same error no matter what - "The attempt to mount a file system with type vfat in SCSI1 (0,0,0), partition #1 (sda) at /boot/efi failed. I tried all of the following:
- Selected "install ubuntu alongside windows..." - result is that installation stalls.
- Selected "something else" and tried creating 3 manual partitions: ~45GB for root ("/") as ext4, ~17GB for swap, ~30GB as ext4 for "/home". Result - the above error message.
- Somebody had suggested partitioning using GParted and then running installer.. Tried this too, but GParted doesn't let me partition as "Logical".. I only see "primary".. But, even then in GParted, I don't see an option to set "/" or "/home" etc.. So I got to do this in the installer? If yes, then what's the point in partitioning beforehand?
Any help is greatly appreciated! Thanks!