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    No Install alongside Windows 10 option appears when installing

    Trying to dual boot windows 10 with Ubuntu 20.04 on a brand new HP 17-BY4063CL Laptop. No option to install alongside appears. Have tried disabling hibernate with no success. Have not made any changes in the BIOS. Thank you in advance for your assistance.

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    Re: No Install alongside Windows 10 option appears when installing

    Likely the entire disk is already allocated to Windows leaving no space for Linux. HP does this all the time.

    Boot from an Ubuntu installation medium (DVD, USB drive) and pick "Try Ubuntu" from the menu. Then open a terminal and run the command:

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    sudo fdisk -l /dev/sda
    I bet you'll find there is no free space on /dev/sda (the main hard drive). There are guides on how to reallocate space on the hard drive like this one, https://www.amyschlesener.com/posts/...ntu-partition/. This can be tricky if you need to preserve the Windows data intact.

    I suggest instead installing VirtualBox on the Windows machine, then installing an Ubuntu distribution into a new virtual machine.
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    Re: No Install alongside Windows 10 option appears when installing

    You are exactly right. Just looked at Windows disk management and they have Windows using 100%. The C; partition is 930 GB. I don't know anything about virtual boxes and will have to do some research. I only use windows when absolutely necessary and there is no Linux software so I may opt to shrink the partition. Thank you for you reply and expertise.

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    Re: No Install alongside Windows 10 option appears when installing

    If you choose to shrink the Windows partition, do so using the Windows tools.

    Using gparted or another Linux tool can completely destroy your Windows installation.
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    Re: No Install alongside Windows 10 option appears when installing

    I shrank the C: partition using Windows tools and now have a 537 GB unallocated partition - checked in disk management. I rebooted Windows twice, booted to a live distro of ubuntu 20.04 and there is still no option to install alongside windows 10. I checked the drive in Ubuntu and it doesn't appear in the d\Disk app. Does Windows have a way to hide the Hard drive?

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    Re: No Install alongside Windows 10 option appears when installing

    Here is a little list of things to double check:-

    UEFI settings

    Disable Secure Boot
    Disable Fast boot
    Disable Legacy mode
    Check that Legacy USB Support is enabled
    Change SATA mode to AHCI where the default is RAID or Intel RST (Windows may need AHCI driver)
    Disable TPM

    Windows 10

    Backup your data
    Turn off Bitlocker
    Disable Fast Start Up i.e. Windows is not hibernating
    Disable applications which manage Intel Optane memory & storage
    Disk must be GPT
    Install Windows 10 in UEFI mode
    Check via System Information > System Summary > BIOS mode > UEFI
    Windows will have an EFI partition (needed by Ubuntu later)
    Use Windows tools to reduce Windows partition size and create free space
    Reboot Windows to allow chkdsk to run
    Windows may need AHCI driver
    https://discourse.ubuntu.com/t/ubunt...-enabled/15347

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    Re: No Install alongside Windows 10 option appears when installing

    No luck. Ubuntu still cannot see the hard drive. I tried all the above that were available and no change. I have attached pics of the bios settings and the "Disks" ubuntu app.
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    Re: No Install alongside Windows 10 option appears when installing

    Quote Originally Posted by eddugo View Post
    Have tried disabling hibernate with no success.
    Have you yet managed to shut down Windows 10 without hibernation?

    From your attachment no. 2 in post no. 7, have you hit the little arrow near UEFI HII Confuguration?

    Any clues there?

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    Re: No Install alongside Windows 10 option appears when installing

    I do not see any drive settings like AHCI/Intel RST in the UEFI screen shots?
    Do you have latest UEFI from HP?
    Or is drive setting under the UEFI HII config setting?

    Changed to AHCI
    https://askubuntu.com/questions/1257...i-through-bios
    https://askubuntu.com/questions/1162...h-intel-optane
    https://askubuntu.com/questions/1134...rtition-solved

    Used Intel App in Windows to disable Optane
    https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread....5#post14022735
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/in...eek:verviewtab
    For more info on UEFI boot install & repair - Regularly Updated :
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    Re: No Install alongside Windows 10 option appears when installing

    I opened the menu near UEFI HII Confuguration - tea for one. There is a sequence of images attached. I probably don't know enough about windows to find a clue there. It's non-RAID and in AHCI mode. olfred; i have disabled optane. I'm trying to find it in BIOS. i have only disabled it in windows. I miss the good ole days of 7.04 when all you did was put in the install disk and away you go.


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