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Thread: Help! Can't Install Any OS!

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: Help! Can't Install Any OS!


    I do believe you can still burn through a LiveCD. I have never actually tried it, but I would suspect it still allows the ability to download and install things.

    The common way this step is done is via Windows, which is what I had to do; reinstall Windows, convert the disk (above links explain how), reboot a few times, turn off, press power button, unplug, plug back in and then power back on into the Ubuntu installation so that I could finally install. I think your recovery of Windows 8 failed because you installed over it, so nothing could be recovered. I would suggest reinstalling Windows 8 and then following this guide;

    If "reinstalling" is not possible (e.i if you never got a Windows 8 disc for this purpose) then definitely return the computer for a new one and then follow the links given to properly convert to basic disk for installation.

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Ubuntu Development Release

    Re: Help! Can't Install Any OS!

    Quote Originally Posted by Archit88 View Post
    is your HDD partition type is Fixed or Dynamic ? if it is fixed u can not install *nix (any linux distros) .
    i was having some what same problem in past , i converted my disk type to dynamic and every thing is okay now.
    You have this the wrong way round.

    If your disk is 'dynamic' then the only OS you can install is Windows as 'dynamic' disks is a proprietary Microsoft technology.
    If you want to install any type of Linux then it has to be on a 'fixed' drive as this is the normal setup that adheres to all of the standards.
    Last edited by Cheesemill; May 8th, 2013 at 09:35 PM.

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Dec 2010

    Re: Help! Can't Install Any OS!

    I returned the computer and bought a Dell Inspiron notebook instead. :/

    Still couldn't get Windows 8 backup to work on it, though, so I decided to just wipe it and build my own computer if that failed. It worked, though.

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