Installation of Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) Desktop on UEFI Firmware Systems

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30 Responses

  1. Marat says:

    I have posted few question on your YouTube channel. here I repeat these question. Hopefully you read this blog.

    I see you have Asus laptop. In BIOS/UEFI Advanced menu you have USB configuration. When this function is enabled it enable support for USB devices on legacy operating system, when it is disabled the USB devices can be used only for the BIOS setup program. And in Auto mode allows the system to detect the presence of USB devices at startup. If detected, the USB controller legacy mode is enabled. I have USB bootable flash drive with Ubuntu 16.04 iso on it (made with Rufus GPT/UEFI). What type of USB configuration in BIOS I should choose?

    2. what kind of ntfs partition do you have on sda5 471.9 MB? I don’t have such partition on my SSD. I have 100MB efi system, 900MB Recovery, 128 MB reserved hidden (it is seems analog to your sda3), Windows 8.1 OS, 20GB restore and 1 MB unallocated.

    3. Do I really need /home partition? I believe Ubuntu able to recognize the ntfs.

    • Matei Cezar says:

      Use Rufus with GPT style only in order to create a bootable USB key for UEFI. For legacy use MBR style on Rufus or a different utility to create the bootable USB, such as http://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb-installer-easy-as-1-2-3/ . You don’t really need /home partition but for users data consistency it’s advisable to create one. And yes, Ubuntu does recognize NTFS partition by default.

      • Marat says:

        Thank you. Are you suggesting to make additional 470mb ntfs partition just after the Windows OS and before the 650MB efi? Should I use default setting for the USB configuration in BIOS? I have Asus N551JQ, Windows 8.1 GPT/UEFI.

  2. Ullas.K says:

    The tutorial is good but the reason most people can’t boot up is that you should create a partition of 1MB or 100 MB as boot/grub. Problem solved.

  3. David says:

    There are no such a possibility “EFI System Partition”. Can i go on without it?

  4. Alan Barbosa says:

    Hi,
    I used this tutorial to install ubuntu 15.10 x64 in my asus notebook in single boot. After the installation, the system does not work. i cant select ubuntu to boot in the setup.

    • Matei Cezar says:

      Did you installed the grub bootloader on the right hdd device? does a grub menu appears after you power on the machine?

      • Alan Barbosa says:

        I installed the grub bootloader on the right hdd, but the grub menu does not appear after power on the machine, the hdd device disappeared from the setup.

  5. Maxim says:

    I used this tutorial to install ubuntu in my acer notebook with windows 10. It dont work, i cant select ubuntu to boot :/

    • Matei Cezar says:

      This guide is for UEFI motherboards in single boot, not dual-boot with windows 10. If you plan to use dual-boot with windows 10 , repeat the installation process and choose the installer option to install Ubuntu alongside Windows.

  6. Gulab Singh says:

    Hi,
    When i install Ubuntu 15.10, if i am not create swap,
    what effect in my system ?

    • Ravi Saive says:

      @Gulab,

      The Swap partition is must for any Linux OS installation, but to be fact there isn’t any effect if we skip swap..

    • Matei Cezar says:

      Use swap only if your RAM is limited, let’s say you machine has less than 4 GB RAM. If you run from a SSD it’s a good idea to allocate some RAM depending on your resources. Usually swap is created as double of RAM, but if you have 16 GB RAM it’s a waste of disk space to have a 32 GB swap partition. You decide what’s best for you!

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