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Old 07-06-2010, 09:18 AM   #1
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Debian Installer not recognizing partitions

Hello people,

I am currently running an Asus EEe PC 1000H with Windows 7 installed on it. I am trying to set up a dual boot with Debian.

My problem is: I boot the netbook via an SD card with the netinstaller image. When it comes to create partitions, the installer tells me, that my HDD is completely empty, which is not true. I have 3 partitions, one with w7, one with stuff (fat32) and one empty, where debian should go.
Because it doesn't recognize my partitions, it only wants to create a new partition on the supposedly empty HDD, which is not what I want.

Anyone knows, how to solve this? Why does it not recognize my HDD? It always worked with Ubuntu, LinuxMint etc.

Thanks in advance.
Old 07-08-2010, 03:43 PM   #2
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My guess is that the debian netinstaller doesn't understand the partition structure. How did you make the new partitions? If you're using Win7-64 bit, you might be using the GUID/GPT style instead of the MBR type... see
just a thought...

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