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I'm trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 along side with Windows 10. But on installation I am not getting the below option

Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 10

enter image description here Here is my partition

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As you can see 80gb unallocated space, that's where I'm trying to install ubuntu.

I read some article and they said that it has to do something with dynamic partition. Dynamic partition has to be converted to basic partition then only It will visible to ubuntu. I do not know what exactly the problem is, can anybody help.

  • Anyone who attempts dual booting without reading en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power-on_self-test , en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BIOS , en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Master_boot_record , en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GUID_Partition_Table , en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UEFI is doomed to confusion, failure and frustration. – waltinator Dec 8 '16 at 21:10
  • Hi Atinesh, I would guess that you didn't get the "Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 10" option because you have more than one chunk of unallocated space (but I'm not positive). If you select "Something else", you should get the opportunity to use the 81 GB chunk to 1) create a swap partition, and 2) install Ubuntu. As a rule of thumb, the swap partition should be about twice the size of your RAM (but bigger than 16 GB is probably a waste). Regarding your article, I haven't seen it, and I don't know what it's about, but if you edit your question to include a link to it I'll read it :) – rclocher3 Dec 9 '16 at 3:08
  • @rclocher3 When I clicked "Somethng else" option I got this window s28.postimg.org/h9041szh9/IMG_20161210_213508281_HDR.jpg But '+' button is disabled and also I can not be able to see 80gb unallocated space here – Atinesh Dec 16 '16 at 4:17
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    In the "Something else" window, it looks as though you have four primary partitions, and no extended partition. There can be only four "primary" partitions, so if you want more partitions then you have to make one of the first four an extended partition, that can contain more partitions. All that is probably in waltinator's link about Master Boot Record. – rclocher3 Dec 16 '16 at 5:51
  • Windows 10 uses UEFI and GPT. There isn't any MBR. You can use diskmgmt.msc to create space for Linux. – Thufir Dec 17 '16 at 6:02
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Most partitioning options are hidden behind the "Something else" option. Just select that and hit next. That will bring you to a window where you can setup your Ubuntu partitions, alongside with a visual layout with existing partitions. Nothing will be done to your disk until after that view.

  • When I clicked "Somethng else" option I got this window s28.postimg.org/h9041szh9/IMG_20161210_213508281_HDR.jpg But '+' button is disabled and also I can not be able to see 80gb unallocated space here. – Atinesh Dec 11 '16 at 11:46
  • The diskmgmt.msc utility can be used to create space for Linux. – Thufir Dec 17 '16 at 6:05
  • @Thufir I've created the space using diskmgmt.msc but it's not visible during installation. – Atinesh Dec 18 '16 at 8:24
  • @Atinesh ask a new question. you want to install to free space, not a partition. – Thufir Dec 18 '16 at 18:00

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