I have an HP Pavilion that came preinstalled with Windows 7. I upgraded to Windows 10. The computer has an internal hard drive and an external usb hard drive. When I try to install Ubuntu, it will NOT let me install on the internal hard drive, only the external. A drop down menu is there, but when I click on it the only option is for the external drive.
I installed it on my external drive and now it will not boot Windows nor Ubuntu.
Edit: In a moment of desperation, I created a Windows10 installation on USB. From there I was able to get into command prompt and run some repair and now Windows 10 boots properly.
I can still boot from the USB to the try Ubuntu.
I reformatted the external drive and tried again and the message I get is that there are MULTIPLE operating systems and do I want to install Ubuntu along side them. If I install along side, I still can only do it to the external drive.
I'd like to save the data and programs on my internal HD. How can I get Ubuntu to install on my internal drive.
Before trying to install, I created an unused partition on my internal HD. When I go to "do something else" during installation, I am presented with what I THINK is the partition table for my internal HD, but the partition I created shows up as unusable. I'm willing to have a go at trying to partition and install Ubuntu that way (it that would work), but that is oustside my comfort zone without some good directions.