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Thread: Install does not see Vista

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Sunny Florida
    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Install does not see Vista

    The install gets to 'type of installation'. It sees no Vista install. Apire m1100. fresh Vista install. Tried Mint, tried PCLinux same results.

    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -l

    Disk /dev/sda: 251.1 GB, 251059544064 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30522 cylinders, total 490350672 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: 0x9800481f

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 2048 418668535 209333244 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
    /dev/sda2 418668544 490346495 35838976 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
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    Last edited by poliltimmy; November 13th, 2012 at 12:04 AM. Reason: more info

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Chicago Suburbs
    Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: Install does not see Vista

    Does gparted show any little warning icons on your two partitions?

    Was drive ever RAID or gpt? Both may leave meta-data on drive that prevents use with MBR(msdos). Windows often ignores the discrepancy but Linux sees the other data and does not want to damage system so it just stops and assumes you really want RAID or gpt partitioning.

    Presence1960 on remove old raid setting from HD
    sudo dmraid -E -r /dev/sda
    sudo dmraid -E -r /dev/sdb

    Fixparts - Repair broken partition tables (not overlapping issues) & delete Stray gpt data from MBR drives
    First backup partition table, use your drive for sdX or sda, sdb etc.
    sudo sfdisk -d /dev/sdX > parts.txt
    For more info on UEFI boot install & repair - Updated Oct 2015:
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