i am new to ubuntu, i am installing LXLE 14.04.03 (64bit) on a Lenovo G50-30 preinstalled windows 8.1 updated to Win10 Home. I carried out the install with Secure boot disabled and Bios/uefi optimised for other OS. The multiboot options will only allow ubuntu to run, it declares windows to have boot problems. The ubuntu file system has mounted the wrong partition as windows, so i cannot see windows files. I believe some of this problem is because it is installed as Legacy OS.
Question: To boot installation media (DVD but same for USB?)i have no option but to set BIOS to load legacy first, only way it doesn't load windows, so how could i install in UEFI mode as is reccommended in posts i have read?
I have read scores of posts here and think i could unmount the empty hda5 partition and mount windows as hda4 in etc/fstab But i think i need to edit grub to get windows to load from multiboot screen? Is this correct?
Easier to reinstall? but only if i can correctly identify the partitions. I went with alongside windows but perhaps now that partitions have been made i could try to go with "something else" but scared of losing Windows.
I can run Windows by loading UEFI first in BIOS. Disk manager shows partition order but i have a 1mb partition (created as its legacy/BIOS installation i understand) it is marked as Primary, not sure if i should count that when calculating hda? number.
If i understand correctly i just need to allocate partitions for the OS & Swap drive if i try "something else" option? Is the swap drive likely to be the 3.89 gb partition just before Ubuntu partition or there is a 13.19 GB "recovery partition" which has been created at the end (last) of the drive.
Thanks for any help sorry for long post Tony.?