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Old 04-12-2005, 01:43 PM   #1
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Ubuntu partitioner doesnt list all partitions

I have a serious problem installing Ubuntu 5.04. Ive booted up from the CD with no problems, and now im at the "Partition disks" screen. It lists 2 device IDE1 master (hda) 123.5GB and IDE1 slave (hdb) 20GB which is correct. However there is only 1 partition shown in the list, a 20GB fat32 partition + 8.2MB free space, its hard to tell from the way the menu is set up, but i assume the 20GB part is from the 20GB drive.

I happen to know that the 120GB disk contains a linux boot partition, a linux swap partition, a ReiserFS partition(containing my old gentoo install), a large fat32 partition and an NTFS partition with windows XP pro on it.

What i want to do is overwrite my gentoo install, using its partitions for Ubuntu. And i want to do this WITHOUT erasing the 120GB drive.

If i choose the 120GB drive, im informed that this will create a new empty partition table, which is not what i want.

Im confused. Is the partioner only showing me info for the 20GB drive? Is there some way to switch the view to the 120GB HD's partitions?
Any help would be much appreciated!

Update: I took a screenshot of what the installer is showing me:
and what fdisk says:
Hope that can help someone help me

Last edited by ziphnor; 04-12-2005 at 03:31 PM.
Old 04-14-2005, 11:07 AM   #2
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Yeah the partitioner is definately looking at the 20G disk. Fdisk is showing you the 120G disk.

Not sure exactly how you can point the partitioner to the correct disk though as I've not tried the installer on a multiple HDD setup yet.
Replying to this to bump your question back up on the list so maybe somebody can give you a good aanswer.


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