View Full Version : [ubuntu] Ubuntu dont see xp

June 28th, 2008, 08:15 PM
Im doin a fresh install of hardy from a live cd but i get to the partitioning part and it wont give me the option of dividing it with xp it just says use entire disk or manual:confused: any ideas thanks guys:popcorn:

June 28th, 2008, 08:21 PM
Have you defragmented the Windows disk?

June 28th, 2008, 08:23 PM
If that still does not work, just manually partition it.

June 28th, 2008, 08:23 PM
maybe you need to defrag windows, or there's not enough free space, etc. Try the suggestions here (http://www.linuxdevcenter.com/pub/a/linux/2006/05/08/dual-boot-laptop.html). Hopefully that will get you the 'guided' option next time you run the installation

June 28th, 2008, 08:52 PM
ive tried defragging but i shouldnt even need to as its a fresh install of xp so:confused: still puzzled because i did this b4 and it worked great:(

does the format of the hdd make any difference? like ntfs or fat32 which is better?? or does it matter?

June 28th, 2008, 08:54 PM
As far as I know the formatting wont make a difference - becuase the installation re-formats it to ext3 - but I'm only a linux beginner - so ?


June 28th, 2008, 09:06 PM
thanks anyways ill just keep trying stuff! its so annoying i just wanna know why it doesn't see the XP os on the hdd i mean i did all the right things and it worked perfectly for me before so it just don't make sense!:(:confused:

June 28th, 2008, 09:09 PM
Try just resizing the partition with parted magic, create a swap and Ext3 partition, and try the installation again, manually paritioning. Just format the Ext3 parition and mount as / and that should do it. I use parted magic a lot, it it good software.

June 29th, 2008, 12:46 PM
ended up using parted magic great app thanks guys it working great again!!:)