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lukThe2nd
November 22nd, 2012, 10:14 AM
Hello,

during installation of the latest Kubuntu (Quantal, 64bit) on my Thinkpad T420, the following problem araised:

The live system can be started and runs without any problems. However, if I want to install the system on the hard drive, I have no choices in the partitioning section (The container is totally blank). The funny thing is that I can access all partitions (Windows 7 and recovery) in live mode.

The output of "sudo fdisk -l" is the following:



Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x1badcb5a

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 63 2457944 1228941 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda2 * 2457945 166304879 81923467+ 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda3 954759015 976771119 11006052+ 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT

Disk /dev/sdb: 2088 MB, 2088763392 bytes
65 heads, 62 sectors/track, 1012 cylinders, total 4079616 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00014994

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 * 62 4078359 2039149 c W95 FAT32 (LBA)


Thanks in advance

Lukas

nothingspecial
November 22nd, 2012, 10:18 AM
Changed title to reflect the question.

oldfred
November 23rd, 2012, 07:01 PM
Do not know partition tools in Kubuntu.

I always use gparted and partition in advance. Gparted also may show if a NTFS partition has issues and needs chkdsk run.


http://partedmagic.com/
http://gparted.sourceforge.net/faq.php


I have had, in older versions where my XP booted, but gparted would not even show entire drive. Once I ran chkdsk then XP booted faster and gparted showed my sda drive. Now I think gparted just shows warning icons - yellow or red next to partitions with issues and clicking on icon may give more info on issue.