View Full Version : [ubuntu] Existing partition not getting detected while installing Ubuntu 10.10

January 7th, 2011, 01:43 PM

My Laptop is Dell Inspiron 1525 with Dual boot Windows vista as well as Linux mint. I was trying to install Ubuntu over Linux Mint, but it is not detecting the existing partitions asking me to go ahead and edit the partitions manually (which I am not familiar with). Earlier when I was installing Linux Mint or SUSE, it was detecting the existing partitions and could install easily. Currently I am sure how to go about, but I would like to install Ubuntu badly.
Please help.


January 7th, 2011, 03:21 PM
Welcome to the forums :-)

The installer has changed a bit.

courtesy of forum member kansasnoob

You might need to partition manually. Or if you are unsure, post the output of this command.

Applications > Accessories > Terminal:

sudo fdisk -lu