The past day or so I’ve decided to be an adult and finally move more of my workflow onto linux (for real this time). I’m trying to set up a Win10/Ubuntu dual boot. However, unlike previous attempts I’m blocked right out the gates. Here’s my process so far (I’ll likely be including a lot of irrelevant information since I truly have no idea what’s the problem):
I’ve created a new partition on Windows 10, splitting my SSD into two equally sized partitions (drive letterings are C (Win 10 boot), D (HDD), E (SSD partition 2 to be used by Ubuntu). It’s formatted as an NTFS file system and recognized/usable in Windows. Create a bootable USB drive using UNetbootin with the 18.04 iso. Boot up into the UEFI, switch to boot up from USB, restart the machine. This is the point where I face some difficulties and seek help.
After selecting ‘Install Ubuntu’ I get stuck on this screen for a little while: https://imgur.com/rYkLaJN
Followed by: https://imgur.com/HLpb2e0
The installation then starts as if nothing happened, but neither partition of the NVMe drive is detected: https://imgur.com/ja9YVD6
Next, I tried using another USB creation tool (Universal USB Installer). Different GRUB: https://imgur.com/R89C5Kw. Similar problems: https://imgur.com/dken3rB, https://imgur.com/bErr3ez. Although with this tool it doesn’t even pretend to go into the installation process.
Other things I’ve tried so far:
- Check to see whether AHCI mode is enabled (it was).
- Enable/disable secure boot.
- Unplug my HDD so that the NVMe drive and the USB are the only drives available to the machine.
- Disabling fast startup in Windows
- Disabling/Enabling virtualization in the BIOS.
My system specs:
AMD R5 2600
ASRock B450 mini-ITX mobo
ADATA SX6000 512GB NVMe drive
WD 4TB HDD
Thank you kindly, and I truly appreciate any help on this one! (I’d say I’m definitely below average knowledge when it comes to linux, so please bear with my ignorance)