I recently bought a Lenovo Ideapad Y500 in which i tried to install ubuntu but was unable to do so.
First I made a 100GB partition in disk management of Windows 8 and the I turned the Secure Boot 'OFF'
, and changed the boot mode from UEFI to 'Legacy mode' and kept the boot first as 'UEFI first' and
then I booted up the Ubuntu 12.04.2-amd64 LiveCd and
1. Got and unusual start up window in ubuntu.(photo - http://postimg.org/image/7x3glg6ln/) I by mistake selected Install ubuntu option.The computer stopped,
I manually shut it down.Later i rebooted the CD and this time i got the same window and then I selected
Try ubuntu and then installed Ubuntu and after installation i restarted without doing boot-repair.
2. I again rebooted the CD and this time I selectes the option of 'remove existing ubuntu installation and
resintall' (1st option), it installed fine. After installation did the recommended boot-repair but during shutdown
I bymistake selected 'suspend' (there are posts where after installation of ubuntu in this model,one can't
suspend the laptop unless some drivers are resintalled). Since, I had no option I manually shut it down.
3. On boot-up a screen saying boot-failure.(photo - http://postimg.org/image/46032w3tr/) On going in the boot-options.There was two options of 'Windows Boot Manager'
and two options of 'Ubuntu'. None of them worked, it said it was against the system secrity poliicy.
4. I used Lenovo's one key recovery system which took me back to initial factory settings of the laptop. Now if i
go in the boot options I see a two 'Windows Boot Manager option' and a 'Ubuntu' option.I formatted the allocated
100 GB usug disk management but it still showed the ubuntu entry and two windows boot manager option instead of the
usual one option.
5. After all this I again booted up the Ubuntu and installed it in the 100gb partition (Something else option).
Ran boot-repair and on restarting it again showed boot-failure as in the Step3 , so i again recovered my PC.
What should is do now?
How shall I install Ubuntu inn this system?
Should I try going the wubi way for 32bit ubuntu in my 64bit laptop?