Merry Christmas everybody!
I know this is an issue that's been tackled numerous times in other threads, but I haven't been able to find an answer to my specific problem. Hope someone can help.
The thing is I want to install Ubuntu alongside my Win 7 32-bit OS on its own partition. I have four partitions: System Reserved (made automatically by Win 7), System (where Win 7 is installed), Ubuntu (which is a partition I made during the installation of Win 7 that is empty) and data (where all my documents, music and such is at).
The problem is that when I get to the point in the installation of Ubuntu where you choose where to install it, Ubuntu doesn't recognize any partitions at all! So to install Ubuntu I would have to erase everything which I would very much like to avoid - moreover I read it was better to begin with installing Win 7.
If I choose to 'Try Ubuntu' and thereafter open GParted this is what it looks like:
The weird thing is that when I open 'Computer' I can see the different partitions and even open the partitions and files on them. It seems to work the way it should.
When I open a drive it creates a shortcut on the desktop. So when I've entered all of them it looks like this:
This is how the partitions look like in Win 7:
The reason why the Ubuntu drive is FAT32 is because I tried formatting the drive while in 'Try Ubuntu'-mode. It didn't work with NTFS either. The harddisk is a Samsung HM251JJ ATA.
So what is wrong? Why can't the Ubuntu installation read my partitions? There's even a partition ready for it. And as I wrote I have looked at a great deal of threads but can't find out what to do.
Hope someone can help, because I think Ubuntu is by far the greatest OS out there, and it is frustrating not to be able to use it.