Posted 23 February 2013 - 17:40
I'm trying to install Ubuntu from a bootable USB drive. If I run Ubuntu from the drive, I can successfully mount both of my physical drives:
Drive 1 is in 3 partitions: 8GB for recovery, 400GB for Windows 8 install, 550GB empty partition formatted to NTFS
Drive 2 is in one single 500GB partition formatted to NTFS and used for media storage
All files are accessible and things run as expected. When I try to install Ubuntu, however, and choose the option to "Install side by side with Windows 8", the installer only lists Drive 2. I really want to install the OS to the empty partition on Drive 1. Beyond going into the "Something Else" option and manually selecting to install the OS to the partition (it sees it there) and then hopefully putting the bootloader on the right partition, is there a way to get the automatic method to detect my drive appropriately?