View Full Version : [ubuntu] ubuntu 10.04.2 LTS does not see my harddisk

June 3rd, 2011, 09:59 AM

I would like to install ubuntu 10.04.2 LTS in my desktop-pc. It boots, I select time zone and keyboard layout, but then it could not see my hard disk, so i cant go further.

But i can see the disk in console while typing:

# sudo fdisk -l /dev/sda

and I can also make changes in disk such as deleting all partions etc.

What do you suggest to me to solve this issue :popcorn:?

June 3rd, 2011, 10:13 AM
If you have no other operating system on the hard disk (if it is safe to wipe the disk completely clean) you can create a clean partition map on the hard disk using the MBR style of partiton map by doing these steps in Gparted Partition Manager from the LiveCD/LiveUSB:



Then please attempt to install Ubuntu again.

If you have another operating system on the Disk that you need to save (dual boot with Windows for example), then please do this from the LiveCD/LiveUSB so we can see what your options are:

Please boot off the LiveCD/LiveUSB, select 'TRY', and then:

Follow the instruction on the website and post the results here.

Please press the '#' button when posting and place the the script results between the
& tags.


The Hedge


June 3rd, 2011, 10:39 AM
I do not have any other operating system in my hard-disk. So the first advice has worked for me.

Thank you very much for your very well explained answer.

June 3rd, 2011, 10:42 AM

Happy Ubuntu(ing)!!!!

The Hedge