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Old 10-11-2017, 11:44 PM   #1
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Install alongside Windows

Hey everyone,

So thought I would toss this out to see if someone might have an option.

I bought a new XPS15 about a month ago and I'm just now ready to install Ubuntu Gnome on the second partition. I have a 500 gig ssd split in half, but whenever I try to kick off the install the only option is to erase the disk and install Ubuntu. The empty partition used to be behind the Windows one and I've since moved it in front of the windows partition to see if that would help.

It looks like if I want to do manual partitioning I'll have to do it from the command line since manually it doesn't seem to give an option for an encrypted LVM install.

So I'm hoping someone might have an option that would allow the installer to do the install, otherwise I'm probably go with a straight Debian installation since I know I can do manual encrypted partitioning with that.

Thanks in advance!
Old 10-12-2017, 12:41 AM   #2
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Usually seems to be Win10 hibernation causing issues. In the firmware turn off Windows faststart - and then boot Win10 and shut it down properly; <Shift>+<Shutdown>.
Try the install after that.
Old 10-24-2017, 02:59 PM   #3
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Partition configuration is just incorrect.


With your partitioning. I had the exact same prob with Ubuntu in the past.

The reason you only have that one option for installing ubuntu by erasing the entire drive. Is your windows is not at the begining of the drive. I remember doing my own research on this and it took me forever to find, your windows boot loader needs to be before the first 1024 cylinders of the drive in order for automated install to happen. At least thats my understanding.

Just push your windows to the begining of the drive, then try the install and you should see install alongside windows. If not try restarting the install several times. You might have to unplug the pc in between each install and/or pop the bios battery for 30 seconds to clear.

Ill check this post if you have any questions.

Windows alongside ubuntu causes a lot of grub issues, I switched over to all Ubuntu and its far less of a headache.

Maybe download a ubuntu dvd first then that can be your rescue cd. You can boot off the dvd and click try ubuntu and use gparted to change your partitions around.

-hope this helps


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