Ubuntu Installation :: Can't See Either Windows Or Hard Disk Partitions
Nov 9, 2010
I'm trying to install Ubuntu 10.10 64-bit on my laptop HP pavilion 3046ee . When I reach the partition part , it doesn't detect the Windows 7 os , and doesn't detect any hard disk partitions ( it sees the whole hard disk as one unallocated partition ). I faced the same problem when I tried Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.
I tried to install ubuntu 10.10 today through livecd. but the partitions in my 60gb samsung harddisk are not detected. My entire harddisk is shown as unallocated free space. Also gparted is not detecting the partitions as well. I am currently not facing any problems with my partitions in windows xp. I tried the solution given here (to no avail): [URL]. I have had no such problems with previous versions of ubuntu.
I installed Ubuntu 9.04 on my latop. I have an older 80 gig HP laptop with Windows XP. Currently, i have XP as the NTFS drive and it takes up about 72 gigs of space, the swap drive for ubuntu is about 256 MB and the ext-3 drive is 2.5 gigs. However, i have no more hard drive space to run or instal any programs on Ubuntu. So what i need to do is decrease the NTFS drive as i still have over 30 gigs of free space on my laptop and increase the ext3 drive to about 10 or 15 gigs and increase the swap drive?
I have a sata 320 gb with mandriva linux 2009.1 on it.And it is what curently atached to my cpu. It is shown as 'sda' in the partition table.I also have another 40gb hard disk with windows xp installed on it.It is shown as 'hda' in the partition table . Now what i want to do is attach this 40gb hard disk to my pc and configure grub on my 320gb hard disk('sda') so as to boot windows xp(which is residing on the second hard disk,'hda')Can anyone tell me if what im doing is feasible or not? If it is feasible,can anyone suggest me how to get it working. I know i just need to add 2-3 lines to my grub.conf, but dont know what exactly i need to write.
I would like to combine my Linux partition (/sda3) and /sad1 to give me more disc space. I would also like to combine the two unallocated partitions to install a Windows 7 dual-boot with Ubuntu. How would I do that without totally raping my current Ubuntu install?
Ubuntu 10.10 is dual booted but it is my primary OS.
Unfortunately it's on the outer edges of the disk in an extended partition.
This has always bugged me, with regards to read/write performance.
Do my concerns of reduced performance have any foundation? Should i bite the bullet and format the drive installing ubuntu first?
I ran the disk read benchmark and my read speeds were 100MB/Sec at the beginning of the test to just 55MB/Sec at the end. I have no idea if the position of the test has any bearing on the position of the disk or whether the speed recorded is affected by other factors such as the tests function or simulation.
I am going to install the ubuntu 10.0.4LTS to my hard disk under windows XP, here is what i tried
1.down the iso:ubuntu-10.04.2-desktop-i386.iso file from ubuntun.com 2.down the unetbootin-win-549.exe and write the iso file to my USB disk 3.reboot my system to boot from usb disk 4.as i expect, every thing goes well util i got the err like this:
Installation Failed The following file did not match its source copy on the CD/DVD: /target/use/lib/openoffice/basis3.2/program/lib/plug_genli.so
I have what seems to be a hard disk Write speed problems with my first hard drive. Timing the cp command of a 700 Meg file takes about 8 secs from disk 2 to 3 but takes 25 minutes from disk 2 to disk 1.
Here are the details: Kubuntu 9.04 (Kernel 2.6.28-15-generic) Hard Disk 1 : /dev/sda (WDC WD2500KS-00MJB0) Partitioned /dev/sda1 ext3 / 10 Gigs /dev/sda2 extended 222 Gigs /dev/sda5 linux-swap 2 Gigs /dev/sda6 ext /home 220 Gigs
Hard Disk 2 : /dev/sdb (WDC WD2500AAKS-00F0A0) Partitioned : /dev/sdb1 ntfs 16 gigs /dev/sdb2 xfs /home/eric/data_drive 216 Gigs Hard Disk 2 : /dev/sdc (ST3500320AS) Partitioned: /dev/sdc1 xfs /home/eric/data_drive2 465 Gigs
By doing 'time cp ...sdb1/test.avi ...sdc1' takes about 8 seconds and same vice-versa. the command 'time cp ...sdb1/test.avi ...sdb1/test1.avi takes about 11 seconds and the same holds true if sdc1 is used But copy sdb1 or sdc1/test.avi to either sda1 or sda6 and it takes 25 minutes. Same problem if I copy from the same drive partition (sda). I have booted a livecd Knoppix 6.2 and the same problems happens.. So safe to say it's not Kubuntu. The only thing that is left to do is backup and reformat the partitions as XFS and try again. I also did a full smartcontrol Extended test and no errors. Checked all the various logs and nothing found.
I just bought a new 2 TB hard disk to replace my old 175 gig one. I currently am dual-booting Lucid Lynx and Windows 7, and rather than go through the process of reinstalling both, then reinstalling all my programs, settings, and everything, I was wondering if there's a way I can just copy the partitions on my 175 GB disk to the new one, grow them to fill up the rest of the free space on the new 2 TB disk, and then plug that HD into the primary master plug on my motherboard... will that work?
When i try to install UBUNTU 11.04 it shows me the warning that there is no OS on my hard disk.But i have windows XP SP3 & UBUNTU 10.04 on my hard disk. Will all the files be deleted on my hard disk containing Windows XP if i install UBUNTU 11.04? How can i solve the problem?
I want to make the transition from windows (sick of it). Im using Lenovo G530 Laptop and was wondering which would be the best Linux Os (meaning Ubuntu, fedora or something else). Keep in mind that I mostly use my laptop for college work and a lot of video and audio editing. I also want to be able to run Dual operating system (meaning that I wanna run both Linux and Windows) from the same computer as it might be easier for me to make the transition a little bit more easier. That being said I need someone to give me tutorials (video preferred) on how to make the partitions on the hard disk and step by step instruction on how to install both the two OS in my laptop.
i have installed ubuntu version 9 and i cant seem to find where hard disk partitions are,what do i do?also what do i do to install the webcam and to change from gnome to Kde enviroment!!i also installed virtualbox but i seem not to find the icon
Especially /var because I am running a MYSQL server on this box. I want to know if there is a safe procedure to follow to move these partitions from the current sda2 and sda3 that they are now to sdb2 and sbd3 because this is a much bigger disk. I don't want to break MYSQL and I don't want to be down for a long period. I have heard of some people suggesting a sym link to a /newvar and /newuser on sdb but I have also read this will not work when moving to a different physical drive.
I got a new hard drive yesterday, a Seagate Baracuda XT 2000GB SATA3. I'm running it on the SATA3 jmicron chip in AHCI mode, and Opensuse 11.2 is having issues with using this hard drive properly.
The hard drive seems to take a while to detect, for one thing. After it is detected however, I am told I have no hard disk that can be used for installation. The exact message is:
"No hard disks were found for the installation. Please check your hardware!"
After that, I'm told the partitioner can't read the partitions on my hard drive properly:
"The partitioning on disk /dev/sda is not readable by the partitioning tool parted, which is used to change the partition table.
You can use the partitions on disk /dev/sda as they are. You can format them and assign mount points to them, but you cannot add, edit, resize, or rename partitions from that disk with this tool."
I partitioned the new hard drive under Windows, with a partitioning tool called Partition Wizard (free / home version). I'm not sure if hard drives partitioned with this tool are not recognized by OpenSuse's partitioner, or if it's something else.
I already installed Windows on this hard drive, so I can't delete all the partitions I have so far and start all over again (I'm keeping my system a dual-boot between Windows 7 and openSuse 11.2). What can I do so OpenSuse will see and modify my partitions? If it is the partitioning not being understood, is there some sort of tool that can make the partition table of the hard disk linux-readable? (a free Windows program that could do such).
I've a faulty hard disk I'm trying to read data from before I send it to the professionals. The disk makes some "good" mechanical noise when plugged into an IDE-USB header into my machine, so I think it's spinning up OK.
Under Windows, the disk is seen in admin tools but I can't do anything to it; it's unreadable and unalterable.
Under Linux (Ubuntu), I see the sdb appear in /dev. No partitions though (no sdb0 etc). At first, I thought this implied that my MBR was bad and the partitions could not be found. But, using dd suggests it's a little worse that:
To use squid i want to install linux in my 200 GB hard disk. I need guidance regarding to installation phase.A server which will be dedicated for squid proxy what things should I keep while installing my red hat linux operating system.I mean the partition sizes for swap ,root ,boot and any partion for squid cache should I need during making partitions ?
We have a server with RAID 0 with 4 hard disks on it each 250 GB. Linux kernel must find one hard disk named: /dev/sda with 1TB capacity. right? And also we have 2 partitions on sda: sda1 and sda2. We want to add another partition but we don't have enough space.
Now the problem: If we add another hard disk and run Code: fdisk -l Will the /dev/sda space incremented automatically so we can add new partitions or we must do something?
I am installing Ubuntu on the same hard drive as Windows 7. The partitions of Windows 7 have already occupied the left part of the hard drive. From left to right, the Windows partitions are one partition for Windows booting, one for Windows OS and software installation, and one for data which is planned to mount on Ubuntu. I was wondering how to arrange the order of partitions of root, home and swap, i.e. which is on the left just besides one Windows partition, which is in the middle and which is on the far right?
after installing Ubuntu on one WD 500 GB hard disk and after making mistake and pasting wrong code into Terminal:my OTHER WD 500 GB hard disk that was also in the system (I guess it was "hd1") - died.The problem must be, I guess, I typed wrong code: "hd1,1" instead of "hd0,0".)500 GB (NTFS) of data was on that other (non-Ubuntu) hard disk, and now I can not access it anymore. While booting, system gives "Hard Disk Error" warning and stops.One again: I installed Ubuntu od one hard disk and at the end of instalation I pasted wrong code for GRUB, giving address of another hard disk. Now that other hard disk has error and will not work
I am installing 10.10 on my PC. I have changed the hardware and the previous install was for a x64 I now have x32. I ran the live disk and have selected install. I am now on the partition page, (manual). I am happy with the concept of partitioning and which partition is which, but I can only change the linux partition. At the moment I have @60G NTFS, 1G swap and @18G Linux. I want to reduce linux partition to about 12G (which is fine I've done that) I now have free space. I want to increase the swap partition to 2G and the remainder to be added to the NTFS partition. However, I can't add any more disk space to the latter partitions. The Swap partition has the space bar available, but the increase is greyed out and on the NTFS partition, there is no option at all.
I had a dual boot (windows 7 + debian), both of them installed in my internal hard disk, with the GRUB in it. I have recently installed a second linux distro (mint), but I put it in an external hard disk. Now the GRUB allows me to boot any of the three operating systems, but I need the external disk to do it. It seems that after the mint installation the GRUB is now working from the external disk (if the external disk is not connected, the machine does not boot.) �Is there a way to change the location of the GRUB, to the internal hard disk of my laptop?
I'm working with an older PC that belongs to my parents. They've been using Ubuntu 8.04 with no problems, and with 10.4s release, I planned to upgrade them to the newest version. The system's specs are as follows: 1.5ghz Athlon XP CPU 1.5gb RAM (PC 2700) 20gb hdd (IDE)
I have tried both the Ubuntu 9.10 (two different discs) and a 10.4 install CD and both give me the same issue. The installation proceeds along swimmingly until partitioning comes up. The partition table simply shows no hard drives. I have heard of this issue occurring with SATA drives and motherboard settings, but what could make it happen to an old IDE drive? Any odd-ball motherboard settings or anything that might need to be changed? GParted and the Live disc (along with the currently installed version of Ubuntu) recognize drives and can navigate them. What gives?
I have 10.10 installed within my Windows Xp.All was fine.Then,I upgraded to 11.04.Boot screen etc is fine .Log in is automatic in Classic.Unity & Compiz not supported.Now,again everything is fine except that my xp partitions are not recognised and hence I can not mount them and access them.