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    Ubuntu 12.04 does not detect previously installed XP

    Hello,
    I've been trying to install Ubuntu 12.4 in my pc where Windows XP installed earlier. But after booting from live cd and starting installation wizard, Ubuntu neither recognizes existing XP (message like shown: No Previously installed os detected in your computer...) nor my 60 gigabyte unpartitioned space is shown in the partitioning window. Please help with this issue.

    Thanks
    Maruf

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 does not detect previously installed XP

    First, welcome to the forums and Ubuntu.

    Determining the reason XP isn't recognized will require some investigation outside the install wizard (i.e., the "Try Ubuntu" option).

    Once you're in a live session, open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run the following two commands, copying and pasting their results into a new post surrounded by code tags.

    Code:
    sudo lshw -C disk
    sudo lshw -C volume
    Code tags like this
    [CODE]Results
    Here[/CODE]
    Jane, stop this crazy thing!

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 does not detect previously installed XP

    new85-thanks for yor response. Following are the results:

    [sudo lshw –C disk]
    Code:
    *-disk
    description: ATA Disk
    product: Hitachi HDS72105
    vendor: Hitachi
    physical id: 0.0.0
    bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0
    logical name: /dev/sda
    version: JP2O
    serial: JP8521HR27GGKV
    size: 465GiB (500GB)
    capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
    configuration: ansiversion=5 signature=5806c6ed
    *-cdrom
    description: DVD-RAM writer
    product: CDDVDW SH-222AB
    vendor: TSSTcorp
    physical id: 0.0.0
    bus info: scsi@3:0.0.0
    logical name: /dev/cdrom
    logical name: /dev/cdrw
    logical name: /dev/dvd
    logical name: /dev/dvdrw
    logical name: /dev/sr0
    logical name: /cdrom
    version: SB01
    capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw dvd dvd-r dvd-ram
    configuration: ansiversion=5 mount.fstype=iso9660 mount.options=ro,noatime state=mounted
    status=ready
    *-medium
    physical id: 0
    logical name: /dev/cdrom
    logical name: /cdrom
    capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
    configuration: mount.fstype=iso9660 mount.options=ro,noatime signature=66b94095
    state=mounted
    [/sudo lshw –C disk]

    [sudo lshw -C volume]
    Code:
    *-volume:0
    description: Windows NTFS volume
    physical id: 1
    bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,1
    logical name: /dev/sda1
    version: 3.1
    serial: 406fcd74-9f52-984d-b0d0-10809a0bb380
    size: 49GiB
    capacity: 49GiB
    capabilities: primary bootable ntfs initialized
    configuration: clustersize=4096 created=2011-08-17 14:02:45 filesystem=ntfs label=XP
    state=clean
    *-volume:1
    description: Extended partition
    physical id: 2
    bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,2
    logical name: /dev/sda2
    size: 415GiB
    capacity: 415GiB
    capabilities: primary extended partitioned partitioned:extended
    *-logicalvolume:0
    description: HPFS/NTFS partition
    physical id: 5
    logical name: /dev/sda5
    logical name: /media/New Volume
    capacity: 48GiB
    configuration: mount.fstype=fuseblk
    mount.options=rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,user_id=0,group_id=0,default_permissions,allow_other,bl
    ksize=4096 state=mounted
    *-logicalvolume:1
    description: HPFS/NTFS partition
    physical id: 6
    logical name: /dev/sda6
    capacity: 99GiB
    *-logicalvolume:2
    description: HPFS/NTFS partition
    physical id: 7
    logical name: /dev/sda7
    capacity: 99GiB
    *-logicalvolume:3
    description: HPFS/NTFS partition
    physical id: 8
    logical name: /dev/sda8
    capacity: 100GiB
    *-volume:2
    description: Windows NTFS volume
    physical id: 3
    bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,3
    logical name: /dev/sda3
    version: 3.1
    serial: fc9c1c3e-5ca4-7940-bb9c-1898d63720ab
    size: 64GiB
    capacity: 64GiB
    capabilities: primary ntfs initialized
    configuration: clustersize=4096 created=2011-08-11 09:14:36 filesystem=ntfs label=Local Disk
    state=clean
    *-volume UNCLAIMED
    description: Hidden HPFS/NTFS partition
    physical id: 1
    capacity: 701MiB
    capabilities: primary bootable hidden
    [/sudo lshw –C volume]
    Last edited by oldfred; November 9th, 2012 at 10:54 PM. Reason: Added code tags (# in edit menu)

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 does not detect previously installed XP

    Formatting: Sorry I didn't make this clear enough. [CODE] and [/CODE] are formatting tags. You shouldn't replace the word CODE with anything.

    The unallocated space you're looking for is within the Extended partition. (Extended partitions are basically containers for more partitions.) If you select the "Something Else" install option, you can select the Extended partition and add another partition within it.
    Jane, stop this crazy thing!

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 does not detect previously installed XP

    Added code tags.

    I have had gparted not even show my entire sda drive when chkdsk was required. My XP booted, but once I ran chkdsk then gparted showed sda. I think now the NTFS driver or gparted will show NTFS partition but show a little icon for warning that there is some issue with the partition. If you click on icon it tells you what the issue may be.

    Post screenshot from gparted.
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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 does not detect previously installed XP

    Thank you neb85 & oldfred.
    As I selected 'Something Else' installation option, /dev/sda was showing under device. The following options were also displayed:
    New Partition Table, Add, Change, Delete,Revert.

    But only 'New Partition Table' and 'Revert' were usable, others were disabled. Now which should I select to proceed the installation in a new partition without messing the existing NTFS partitions?

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 does not detect previously installed XP

    If you go into Ubuntu liveCD's live mode and open gparted what does it show?

    And have you tried chkdsk on our Windows partition from an XP disk?
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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 does not detect previously installed XP

    Well I can't run gparted from live mode because it says 'I don't have privilige', but after running chkdsk and booting from Ubuntu CD, XP is detected by Ubuntu and ''Install Ubuntu alongside XP' is available and now I'm able to install Ubuntu. Thanks a lot newb85 and oldfred for your sincere help.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 does not detect previously installed XP

    You can run gparted with this command in a terminal:
    Code:
    sudo gparted

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