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    Install ubuntu on hp 8570w, problem with ubiquity

    Dear all,

    I am trying to install ubuntu on my fresh hp 8570w laptop, however whatever I did, I could not manage to install. Attached is a screen shot of the error message with the details. Apparently, I have problem with ubiquity. Googling for some time also did not return any successful results. Any ideas on how to solve this install problem with my new laptop?

    Greetz,
    Umut
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    Re: Install ubuntu on hp 8570w, problem with ubiquity

    Is this error on your installer booted in live mode, or after you have installed?
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Re: Install ubuntu on hp 8570w, problem with ubiquity

    Quote Originally Posted by oldfred View Post
    Is this error on your installer booted in live mode, or after you have installed?

    This one was particularly in live mode where I would like to use the Gparted to partition my drive, however when I was trying to start the installation directly I was coming up to the partitioning point and at that exact point it was not possible to create a partititon table and I was getting exact the same error message there. Then I decided to partition the disk from live mode but that was also not possible, this is more or less the overview. I forgot to mention that my laptop came with Windows 7 preinstalled so maybe this is an important point so it has some ntfs partitions on that for windows already.
    Last edited by umut-tabak; August 3rd, 2013 at 07:40 AM.

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    Re: Install ubuntu on hp 8570w, problem with ubiquity

    Windows 7 systems almost always have used all 4 primary partitions, so you cannot install without deleting one primary partition with data (back it up first) and convert it to the extended partition which is a container for as many logical partitions as you want.

    If you tried to create partitions with Windows it will convert to dynamic partitions which do not work with Linux.

    Post this:

    sudo parted -l

    My laptop already has 4 primary partitions: how can I install Ubuntu?
    http://askubuntu.com/questions/14982...install-ubuntu
    Good advice on how to handle all four primary partitions used. - srs5694
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1686440
    Be sure to create recovery DVD(s) first. And a Windows repair CD.
    HP tools partition discussion - similar for other vendor partitions:
    http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Noteboo...on/td-p/228360


    Shrinking a Windows 7 partition is best done in Windows. But do not create new partitions with Windows.
    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...windows-vista/
    The Hedge show graphically how to delete & create partitions:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1713649
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
    Please use Thread Tools above first post to close thread when/if answered completely.







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