Hi I am trying install ubuntu 16.04 as a dual boot on my windows 10 machine (which is an alienware aurora R5). I have two drives, 1 SSD and a 2tb backup drive. I've watched and read several tutorials about dualboot ubuntu and I have encountered a singular recurrent problem.
When I try to install I am not given the option to boot concurrently with my existing windows 10 OS. Even though I have made a partition (20gig) on the SSD drive for this install.
Nevertheless, when I select the option 'do something else' to try and select this partition manually the list of free space options do not list the partitioned drive. It only lists my backup hard drive and what I believe is the USB key.
I have read up on the forum about this and haven't found an answer yet. I did find someone asking a similar question but with no answer.
So my question is... How do I make ubuntu installer either recognize windows 10 and install automatically or recognize my partition so I can install manually?
What I have done is...
- I have turned off fast boot,
- I have tried with secure boot disabled and enabled.
- I have tried partitioning the back-up drive and the ubuntu installer still doesn't see that partition.
- I tried to just run Ubuntu to test it and that crashes every time...
- I did install Ubuntu using virtualbox using the .iso file so I know it is possible.
Any advice which be much appreciated...