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Old 12-27-2006, 09:50 PM   #1
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Unrecognized partitions?


I everyone. Iam new on linuz and im trying to install ubuntu lastest version. I got and 80 g extern disk witch is partitionned like this: 10gig - ext3, 10gig ext3, 1 gig swap and the rest: NTFS.

I went into unbuntu in the partiton tool and all those partitions arent recognized(but they are on windows). Il tried to do a new partition of 80gig on ubunto but its saying "could not create partiton" or something like this.

This is a IDE 80 Gig Western Digitial connected to my computer in slave mode.

Thank you all!
 
Old 12-27-2006, 11:35 PM   #2
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First you said 80G external and later you said IDE slave---which is it? (an external drive would normally be USB or Firewire)

Are you trying to setup dual-boot with Windows?

Is Windows already on the drive?

Also, if the partitions are really ext3, its hard to see how windows would see them....How ere they created?
 
Old 12-28-2006, 02:43 AM   #3
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Hi!

Its an extern disk in a case(sorry i was not very clear) so its a slave...its the only thing you have to remember.

Im not trying to do a dual boot at this moment. Im only trying to install it on my Hard Drive.

This drive is used for backup so there is no windows on it...only one ntfs + linux partitions

I created first the partition NTFS of 80gig and then, with partition magic, ive created 2 ext3 and one swap. All of these partitions are recognized by windows..

Thanks again
 
Old 12-28-2006, 08:04 AM   #4
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Why do you want the NTFS partition?

Use the Linux installer's partitioning tool, not partition magic.

If you just want Ubuntu, you should be able to boot the install CD, and select manual partitioning. I think there is also an option to just let Ubuntu take the whole disk. I do not recommend this, however. It leaves you no options for future expansion/changes
 
Old 12-28-2006, 01:39 PM   #5
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I want this NTFS partition for backups.

I tried to used the partitioning tool on ubuntu but it do not recognized any partition (sawp, ext3 or ntfs) on my disk. It is saying: Unallocated space....! So i tried to let ubuntu partition my disk and after maybe 1 minut, the partitionning tool crashes and popup the error message : "Could not complete the partitioning" or something like this.

My HDD is not broken and work perfectly on windows....
 
Old 12-28-2006, 03:24 PM   #6
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Strange...The Ubuntu tool should be able to partition anything. Did you try deleting all the partitions first?
In the limit, I suppose you might have to "wipe" the drive and start over, but first try starting the installer, selecting manual partitioning. Delete all the partitions and then create just what you need for Linux---leaving the rest as empty space. Once you get Linux working, you can always create you backup partition.

BUT--using the same drive for Linux and for backup is not a good idea. Backup harddrives should have nothing else on them.

Edit--PS: 10GB total is plenty for Linux--1GB swap + 9GB for /
 
Old 12-28-2006, 03:51 PM   #7
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Yes, i tried to delete all the partition and do a new one but ubuntu said "could not complete..." so i guess...my only option at this time is to reformated the drive on windows and then, try back to do my partitions on ubuntu?


EDIT -> I will be more precise now .... it is said something like this: A disklabel is a peice of data stored at a well known place on the disk that indicated where the partition begins. You need a disk label to crerate a partitionon the disk...

So i tired to do a msdos disklabel but it getting me in error.....i have these choices: msdos amiga bsd dvh gpt mac pc98 s390 sun loop

Note:I deleted all my partitions with windows at this time

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Old 01-12-2007, 11:41 AM   #8
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Finaly solved...Reboot with the ubuntu cd and change "boot" flag to my partition \

All works fine now
 
  


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