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Thread: Ubuntu dual boot HDD partition problem

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    Angry Ubuntu dual boot HDD partition problem

    Well, basicly, I have Win 8 64 bit, and I want to install dual boot Ubuntu. I tried couple of times but Ubuntu seems to not recodnise my partitions, only shows as 750gb free space. I tried backtrack and fedora, and It's the same problem. Then i tried to defrag, check for errors etc, did some magic with fixparts and gpart and now it shows SOME of the partitions, but shows them as free space and some error on them. It's kinda messy. Can you help me please? <3 Thank you <3


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    Re: Ubuntu dual boot HDD partition problem

    Hi, have you tried resizing the Windows partitions from Windows itself before installing Ubuntu?
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    Re: Ubuntu dual boot HDD partition problem

    Yes, this is my Windows, as you can see, in Ubuntu i don't see the free space and driver U:

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    Re: Ubuntu dual boot HDD partition problem

    Can you post the output of
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    sudo fdisk -l
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    Re: Ubuntu dual boot HDD partition problem

    Looking at your screen shot you haave exceeded the 4 primary partition limit of a MSDOS partition table. All of your partitions are now 'Dynamic' and consequently nothing can be installed to that hard drive, not even Windows.

    Best course of action for you right now is for you to boot into Windows and get all of your personal files backed-up to DVD\USB Flash drive or external drive.
    Re-partition the drive and reinstall Windows from scratch. Then take another look at installing Ubuntu.

    You might possibly give this a try, no guarantees that it will work. http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...asic-disk.html

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    Re: Ubuntu dual boot HDD partition problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Weedoobs View Post
    yep - its not ntfs - its SFS, you will have to convert back to a normal disk first before you can install.
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    Re: Ubuntu dual boot HDD partition problem

    So i must do as westie457 said? And I'm ok?


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    Re: Ubuntu dual boot HDD partition problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Weedoobs View Post
    So i must do as westie457 said? And I'm ok?
    Yes, make sure everything is backed up
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    Re: Ubuntu dual boot HDD partition problem

    Well the things from the link did not work (I have no such options in disk manager or EaseUS) So i guess I will preinstall, but how to make sure to create basic, and not dynamic?

    Last edited by Weedoobs; October 9th, 2013 at 09:03 PM.

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