View Full Version : [ubuntu] Ubuntu Drive Partitioner Is Blank

April 26th, 2010, 10:34 PM
I just bought a new desktop. I want to set it up as a dual boot windows/ubuntu. I installed my copy of XP on it with no problems. When I ran the Ubuntu 9.10 amd64 installer, the drive partitioner keeps coming up blank. There is no drive map, and all of the controls are faded out. I tried it with just windows on the hard drive first. Then I used GParted to reduce the size of the windows partition and make the rest into an ext4 file system. Same result. I had no problems with this on my Vista/Ubuntu laptop. If anyone has any idea what I'm doing wrong, please help.

April 29th, 2010, 12:58 PM
Problem solved. I switched out the hard drive for another and the partitioner started working. I was initially using a WD Velociraptor, and switched it out for an older Caviar. Does anyone know if there are there issues with raptors and Ubuntu? Or is there something wrong with the drive (most likely).