I have unallocated space on my SSD which I plan to use to install Pop_OS! When I boot from the live USB to install it, I am presented with only 2 options - clean install (wipe disk) or advanced install (create partition layouts manually).
My current partitioning looks like the following:
Some further investigation:
Running GParted on my live USB shows me unallocated space similar to the image above.
2. Dynamic vs Basic Disk:
I'd read on various Unix.SE answers that dynamic disks cannot be used to dual-boot any Linux distro. When I right click my disk on "Disk 0", it gives me an option to "Convert to Dynamic Disk". Additionally, it says "Basic" on the screenshot itself.
So I have the following questions:
- Given that it's a basic disk with unallocated partition that GParted also shows, why doesn't the Pop_OS! installer provide installing alongside Windows as an option?
- Given that I have a GPT SSD, is it safe to create partitions from the unallocated space manually or would it wipe out the entire disk and take Windows installation with it?