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Can't see internal drive when using Ubuntu's LiveUSB
March 3, 2019
Edited: June 12, 2020
November 24, 2022
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Two things need to be done:
- Create empty space on Windows
- Turn off Fast Startup
Create empty space on Windows
The first step is to allocate enough space for Ubuntu. With your 250 GB drive 50 GB to 100 GB could be a good balance for Ubuntu.
In Windows 10 start menu type “
Disk Management” and a screen like this appears:
- On this machine “Disk 1” is used to store 3 Ubuntu partitions and one shared Windows/Ubuntu data partition.
- In order to create extra Ubuntu partitions, the Windows Partition was shrunk from 477 GB to 363 GB.
- Make sure you create empty space at least 20 GB in size however 50 GB to 100 GB would probably suit your needs.
- To create empty space you need to shrink the size of the Windows 10 partition.
- Do not worry about creating a partition in the empty space. Ubuntu Installer will do that for you.
Turn off Fast Startup
When you boot your computer Windows 10 has a feature to speed up the boot process. This feature though makes it impossible fir Ubuntu to access Windows (NTFS) partitions because they are “locked”.
In Windows 10 click the start menu and type “
Power Options”. In the screen that appears click Choose what the power buttons do:
- Notice the check mark next to Turn on fast startup (recommended). Uncheck it.
Note to keep Hibernate unchecked.