[Bug 993251] Re: Existing partition table is not detected
davor.cubranic at alumni.cs.ubc.ca
Thu May 3 02:15:38 UTC 2012
I think the reason is that 'partman' does not detect the partitions: see
the attached /var/log/partman
** Attachment added: "partman"
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Existing partition table is not detected
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When I try to install Xubuntu Precise on a machine with an existing
dual-boot OS setup (Kubuntu 11.11+XP), I get the message "no existing
OS detected" and the hard disk is shown as single empty space. The
option to "modify" the existing partition is grayed-out and I can only
start with a new partition.
The disk is partitioned as follows:
sda1: NTFS (Windows XP)
sda2: ext4 (/boot)
sda3: extended partition (holds sda5-7)
sda6: ext4 (/)
sda7: ext3 (/home)
I have had this layout since ~Feisty times, and have always upgraded
by wiping "/" and "/boot" and keeping "/home". Boot loader is Ubuntu's
GRUB, and both current OSs boot up just fine, so I don't know why
Precise's installer can't detect the partitioning.
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