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TTG_FU_Microsft
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I have tried following tutorials on YouTube and have made my way into the Installation Guide. The problem I am currently faced with (if any) is that instead of saying Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8, my menu says Install Ubuntu alongside Windows Boot Manager. I am wondering if I have done anything wrong. I will add that this copy of Windows is not genuine, however I have never had problems with it.

Additionally, I was required to use the nomodeset command in GRUB in order to bypass the black screen problem. (Not sure if this has caused any issue.)

Lastly, I have disabled secure boot in UEFI and fast start up as well.

(VIDEO BELOW @ TIME: 3:58) For reference here is the menu in the installation guide which I am talking about. At the top it says "This computer currently has Windows 10 on it and then the first option says Install alongside Windows 10

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I have dual booted my pc with Windows 8 and Ubuntu, however I wish to download Steam games on Ubuntu. Unfortunately whenever I want to download a game, the option for choosing a location is blank and says I have 0 MB of disk space available, although I allocated about 100 GB. In addition, the only two locations which are shown are:

Create new Steam Library on Drive /
Create new Steam Library on Drive /boot/efi

If I try to create a new folder it tells me that these folders are read only and not writeable so Im not sure what to do.
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TTG_FU_Microsft wroteI have dual booted my pc with Windows 8 and Ubuntu, however I wish to download Steam games on Ubuntu. Unfortunately whenever I want to download a game, the option for choosing a location is blank and says I have 0 MB of disk space available, although I allocated about 100 GB. In addition, the only two locations which are shown are:

Create new Steam Library on Drive /
Create new Steam Library on Drive /boot/efi

If I try to create a new folder it tells me that these folders are read only and not writeable so Im not sure what to do.


Don't game on linux unless your GPU sports well in OpenGL, since there is no official DX support and it is a pain in the ass to work with.

You can use NTFS fix to grab into your windows partition and use some space from there, just make a new folder label it linux steam.

If you really want to use steam on linux, you have to manually set your directory for games so. Your locations are read only, due to the fact that they are the OS and root sectors. Did you install steam from the site, or through apt-get? You would be much better doing it through terminal if not.
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