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    Re: Having trouble Dual Booting Ubuntu 12.4.2 with Windows 7

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    Re: Having trouble Dual Booting Ubuntu 12.4.2 with Windows 7

    I might check to see if Sony has an update to your UEFI/BIOS.

    This user renamed some files to make it work.
    Sony Vaio dual UEFI boot with manual copy of files to efi partition
    http://www.hackourlife.com/sony-vaio...-04-dual-boot/
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    Re: Having trouble Dual Booting Ubuntu 12.4.2 with Windows 7

    Quote Originally Posted by oldfred View Post
    I might check to see if Sony has an update to your UEFI/BIOS.

    This user renamed some files to make it work.
    Sony Vaio dual UEFI boot with manual copy of files to efi partition
    http://www.hackourlife.com/sony-vaio...-04-dual-boot/
    I will try this soon.

    I got tired of experimenting with the different solutions to fix the MBR and just did a system restore instead.

    Right now, I am going to shrink the size of the Windows Partition to make room for the Ubuntu install.

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    Re: Having trouble Dual Booting Ubuntu 12.4.2 with Windows 7

    Okay, there is a new problem. Well, I still have the problem of the Ubuntu Installer not recognizing that I have Windows 7 installed on my machine.

    Screenshot from 2013-04-13 20:54:53.jpg

    But now I get a new error when i choose "Something Else" for my installation type.
    Screenshot from 2013-04-13 20:53:48.jpg

    The Partition table doesn't even show up now.

    The only thing that I have done is to shrink the volume size of Windows 7 to give room to the Ubuntu install. Here is what is my hard drive looks like on Gparted
    Screenshot from 2013-04-13 21:06:14.jpg

    I still just want to Dual boot Windows 7 with Ubuntu.

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    Re: Having trouble Dual Booting Ubuntu 12.4.2 with Windows 7

    Are you booting the 64 bit version in UEFI mode?
    Did you turn RAID on at any point.
    Does Windows need chkdsk? After any resize it needs chkdsk. Ubuntu will not work on hibernated or NTFS that needs chkdsk to prevent further damage.
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    Re: Having trouble Dual Booting Ubuntu 12.4.2 with Windows 7

    Quote Originally Posted by oldfred View Post
    Are you booting the 64 bit version in UEFI mode?
    Yes

    Did you turn RAID on at any point.
    No

    Does Windows need chkdsk? After any resize it needs chkdsk. Ubuntu will not work on hibernated or NTFS that needs chkdsk to prevent further damage.
    I don't think so, I have booted windows several times without being prompted for chkdsk.

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    Re: Having trouble Dual Booting Ubuntu 12.4.2 with Windows 7

    Post this to see if it says anything.

    sudo parted /dev/sda unit s print

    Did you create partitions with Windows? That often converts to dynamic partitions but also leaves meta-data on drive.
    Or is this an Utrabook with Intel SRT? That uses RAID.
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    Re: Having trouble Dual Booting Ubuntu 12.4.2 with Windows 7

    Quote Originally Posted by oldfred View Post
    Post this to see if it says anything.

    sudo parted /dev/sda unit s print
    Screenshot from 2013-04-14 03:39:45.jpg

    Did you create partitions with Windows? That often converts to dynamic partitions but also leaves meta-data on drive.
    Or is this an Utrabook with Intel SRT? That uses RAID.
    I shrunk the Windows partition using Windows Disk Manager, but I didn't create another partition. I figured the Ubuntu install would take the free space and create one for itself.

    This is not an Ultrabook but a regular notebok. It currently doesn't have a RAID configuration.

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    Re: Having trouble Dual Booting Ubuntu 12.4.2 with Windows 7

    If it is just text from the terminal you can copy & paste here. If long output use advanced mode and click on # to add code tags.

    You have some gpt error which I have not seen.

    You should download gdisk into liveCD and run it to see if it can parse the gpt table or its backup and/or fix the error.
    sudo apt-get install gdisk

    repair gpt:
    http://www.rodsbooks.com/gdisk/repairing.html


    GPT info
    http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/fdisk-...eater-2tb.html
    http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/linux/library/l-gpt/
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GUID_Partition_Table
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Master_boot_record
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    Re: Having trouble Dual Booting Ubuntu 12.4.2 with Windows 7

    Quote Originally Posted by oldfred View Post
    If it is just text from the terminal you can copy & paste here. If long output use advanced mode and click on # to add code tags.

    You have some gpt error which I have not seen.

    You should download gdisk into liveCD and run it to see if it can parse the gpt table or its backup and/or fix the error.
    sudo apt-get install gdisk
    The terminal was "unable to locate package gdisk"

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