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Thread: Won't Recognize My Hard Drive? 11.04 64 bit

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    Red face Won't Recognize My Hard Drive? 11.04 64 bit

    I am trying to install Ubuntu 11.04 64bit on my computer, I downloaded it onto my flashdrive from When I reach the installation screen all the boxes are checked except 4.4Gb of space available, I know I have enough space because I am using a 1TB hard drive, I also have Windows 7 installed and it recognizes my hard drive. I have tried this with my hard drive partitioned and unpartitioned. I only have 1 hard drive and it has never been part of a raid array. I've also looked on google and the Ubuntu forums and still can't find anything relevant

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    Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus

    Re: Won't Recognize My Hard Drive? 11.04 64 bit

    Welcome to the forums.

    Windows 7 installs often use all four primary partitions that are allowed under MBR/msdos partitioning. If so you have to delete one partition and create an extended partition which can hold many logical partitions. Do not create partitions with windows as it does not use extended but creates a windows proprietary logical volume system - dynamic that does not work with anything and is very difficult to undo.

    Post a screen shot from gparted from the liveCD or this from a terminal:

    sudo fdisk -lu

    Good advice on how to handle all four primary partitions used. - srs5694
    Besure to create recovery DVD(s) first.
    HP tools partition discussion:
    Shrinking a Windows 7 partition is best done in Windows.
    The Hedge show graphically how to delete & create partitions:
    For more info on UEFI boot install & repair - Regularly Updated :
    Please use Thread Tools above first post to change to [Solved] when/if answered completely.

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