View Full Version : [lubuntu] Lubuntu 13.10 Installer does not detect Windows 7 or any partitions & black screen du

December 1st, 2013, 05:05 PM
I know this question has been asked numerous times and has been answered;
Why doesn't Ubuntu 12.04 recognize my Windows 7 partition? (http://askubuntu.com/questions/265132/why-doesnt-ubuntu-12-04-recognize-my-windows-7-partition)
(these are just a couple of the articles/threads I have read) however none of the solutions provided seem to solve my problem.
I have a Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite with a 128GB SSD with Windows 7 64-bit installed. I created an unformatted partition where I intended to install Lubuntu to.
I then created a USB boot disk using unetbootin, now when I boot to this and hit 'install Lubuntu' the Lubuntu splash screen appears and then the screen simply goes blank. I got round this by changing the settings to 'nomodeset' which then take me to the standard Lubuntu install/setup. However the installer does not detect my windows 7 OS or the partition I created and sees the SSD as just one partition.
I have tried clearing any RAID data - I have read that this can cause issues, and tried using sgdisk/gdisk to 'zap' the partition however the installer still cannot see windows 7 or the partition.
The strange thing is I used the exact same USB to install to my PC which had no problem with a black screen or detecting my windows 7 installation. The only difference being that I have multiple HDD so installed Lubuntu to a HDD of its own (no partition nonsense - except for the swap area).
Any help you guys can give me would be appreciated as I am out of ideas.

December 2nd, 2013, 05:13 PM
Most Windows 7 systems are installed in BIOS boot mode, a few are UEFI. Which is yours?
Post this and from partitions we can tell.
sudo parted -l

Often Windows 7 in BIOS mode uses all 4 primary partitions.
My laptop already has 4 primary partitions: how can I install Ubuntu?
Good advice on how to handle all four primary partitions used. - srs5694
Be sure to create recovery DVD(s) first. And a Windows repair CD.
HP tools partition discussion - similar for other vendor partitions: