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    Hard Drive GParted Issue

    Hi, I have a IBM server x3100M4 Core i3-2100 3.1Ghz 2Gb with a SATA 1TB Simple-swap 3Gb/s Hard Drive.


    I used to have vmware vsphere esxi and it worked out just fine with windows server and ubuntu server. But then i decided not to virtualize, so I tried to replace it with a install of Windows Server 2008 onto the machine.


    On the windows installation I tried to format the HD and install the OS but I got this error: "windows cannot be installed on this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style."
    There's some information here:
    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...0-1e0db62af309


    So I tried GParted gparted-live-0.16.1-1-i486.iso booting from USB. And now it seems my HD drive is dead, GParted loads but after a while then I get this:


    devd[48]: timeout: killing '/sbin/modprobe -b scsi:t-0x00'
    More here:
    http://sdrv.ms/104GsvC
    http://sdrv.ms/181tMYl


    It keeps trying for 5 minutes like in a loop then just a black screen.


    Does anyone know how to fix it?


    Thanks.

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    Re: Hard Drive GParted Issue

    i have had occassions that gparted on a usb wouldnt work but the live cd did. another option is to run hirens regen. you might also try partitioning software from the drive manufacturer.
    The only dumb question is the one not asked.

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    Re: Hard Drive GParted Issue

    Windows only installs to gpt partitioned drives with UEFI.
    Older Windows info on gpt - 2008 updated 2011
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/wind.../gg463525.aspx

    If you do not have UEFI, you have to convert entire drive to MBR. And you are back to the 4 primary partition limit.

    To convert a partition from primary to logical, at least one free (unallocated) sector must exist between the partition and the one that precedes it.
    Fixparts - Repair broken partition tables (not overlapping issues) & delete Stray gpt data from MBR drives
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...7#post10367957
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1705325
    http://www.rodsbooks.com/fixparts/


    Windows convert to MBR
    http://blog.paulgu.com/2008/01/06/ho...ive-partition/


    Converting to or from GPT
    http://www.rodsbooks.com/gdisk/mbr2gpt.html
    You then need to use gdisk to convert from gpt to MBR
    http://www.rodsbooks.com/gdisk/mbr2gpt.html#gpt2mbr

    Converting from MBR to gpt:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1454252
    Windows convert from gpt to MBR. Besure to have good backups - srs5694
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1718966
    Use parted or gparted to remove gpt if no data to save:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1719851&page=2 post #20
    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...-mbr-disk.html
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Re: Hard Drive GParted Issue

    Not an "Ubuntu, Linux and OS Chat" thread. Since this is a Windows installation and Gparted live CD problem...

    Thread moved to Other OS/Distro Support.

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