Hi All. I have a Dell E6510 laptop that runs most flavors of Linux just fine in a dual boot with Windows 7. I just received a new Seagate Momentus 750GB hybrid drive. I installed Windows 7, using a newly created a 500GB partition. So far so good. After everything was working, I tried to install pretty much all flavors of Linux on that remaining 250GB of free space. No distro would see that space. I even created a 5GB partition (for swap) and a 245GB partition for the rest but the installer(s) just did not see that space or those partitions. I was never able to install.
I really want this to work. Does anyone have a suggestion that I might try? Or is it just that Linux does not see cylinders that high up on a hard drive.
Any help is much appreciated.