Re: Partition confusion - Windows 7 first, Ubuntu Live CD [Screenshot]
If you force an installation that creates another Primary partition, don't be surprised if this hoses up your Win7 setup. Why? Because Win7 has a nasty habit of automatically converting Basic Volumes to Dynamic Disks -- when it detects more than 4 primary partitions on a drive.
BEFORE you do anything else, if you want to have a hope of continuing to use Win7 after the Ubuntu install, go to the Win7 backup feature and use it to create and burn a Win7 Repair CD. That will allow you to repair the Win7 boot loader -- should it become damaged.
And if you DO want to install Ubuntu into its own partition, you MUST get the total number of Primary partitions (including any Ubuntu partitions) down to a maximum of four.
Ubuntu 16.10 Mate, Mint 18 Mate; MS Win 8.1, MS Win10 Pro.
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