05-02-2013 09:17 AM
Hi there, I must, and I say must, install this two software on my lenovo Z500. My notebook comes only with a 1TB hard drive.
I totally removed windows 8 from the hardrive.
I switched the bios to legacy support and disable secure boot as well.
I installed windows 7 without problem on a 300GB partition.
Then I tried with Ubuntu 12.04 (also tried 13.04) and I don't have the option install alongside windows 7. If I choose other option and I select manage partition (or something similar) there is no trace of windows 7 partition.
What happen ? please help me.
05-03-2013 12:09 AM - last edited on 05-03-2013 12:50 AM by andyP
Ok I fixed the problem running fixparts in a linux session, now I have a different problem, a BSOD when I try to install again windows 7 from the beginning.
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05-07-2013 10:03 AM
In general, I prefer to install Windows, and then Ubuntu.
This is because, in this way Windows can create the system partitions it needs. Later when I install Ubuntu, the GRUB bootloader of Linux takes care of adding the entry for Windows. Installing Windows later ignores Ubuntu, and there is no way to boot into Linux.
I have installed Win8 and Ubuntu 12.10 succesfully on my laptop in this way.
Ofcourse there are ways to recover the Ubuntu Installation, but I can't help you with that.
Hope that helps.