I had just finished editing my sources list with the instructions given to me by Hollowface. I closed gedit and opened the terminal to update as instructed. Just as I began imputing the text the PC crashed. reboot produced a screen but no launcher or menus. Cut a very long story short i tried recovery mode and edit to get terminal etc etc Nothing worked so I decided to install 14.04lts. I selected the option to erase 16.04 and install in that partition.
The installation went ok but when I tried to boot up it stuck at an "intrams" screen. Then I tried to use the live disk but that also stuck just after the location and basic screens. Just an aqua coloured screen but I did manage to get a terminal. fdisk-l hard disk errors or it may have been another command. Sorry I cant remember. At this point I thought the SSD had died so I tried to use Gparted . It showed the SSD drive as unallocated space, so I decided to use the live disk and click install. This is the result. I tried to format the SSD but when I checked it appeared to be including the sata drive with windows on it. I then tried to partition as I normally would thinking that at some point I would receive an error about lack of space because the ssd is only 120GB I guess it could still be a problem with the SSD sorry no access to copy or take screenshot or print screen.
Help please to erase eveything off the SSd and install 14.04 lts Just not 100% sure of how to do this without losing windows. Thanks
/dev/sda nothing totally blank
/dev/sda1 207GB ntfs windows 7 loader sata hdd
/dev/sda2 ext 4 / 85GB ssd drive|
/dev/sdb totally blank
/dev/sdb1 ext 4 538 mb
/dev/sdb5 swap 5.5GB
/dev/sdb7 ext 4 77GB Trusty Tahr (development branch) 14.04
/dev/sdb8 home 3GB
/dev/sdb6 ext 4 34GB