I'm having some difficulty getting this to work properly.
I bought a new Lenovo Y500 95412RU. It came with Windoz 8. I tried it out with an open mind and found it to be by far the most annoying OS I've ever tried. Initially, my plan was to dual boot but that was difficult due to W8 'malware protection'. I decided to go with Ubuntu only. I've used Mint on an older machine for a couple of years but Ubuntu looks like a nicer flavour. Time to cut those MS apron strings!
The problem I'm having is with my hard drive. It's a 1tb with 16gb ssd hybrid and after my failed attempt to set up dual booting I'm looking at a total mess on my hard drive. I've got partitions everywhere and I don't know what they all are. I'm looking for advise on how to partition it nice and clean for an ubuntu only install. When I power up at first I get a failed boot and a prompt to retry. then it boots successfully into Ubuntu but it takes a long time.
As it currently sits I've managed to install Ubuntu on the 16gb ssd which I don't believe to be one of my smarter moves. Anyway here's a couple of shots of what I currently see in Gparted.
This is my 16gb ssd
This is my main HDD
As you can see, it's quite a mess.
Any advise is much appreciated.