kubuntu installation problems -Heeeeelp!!!

kubuntu kubuntu at appjaws.plus.com
Tue Dec 3 14:42:02 UTC 2013

On 03/12/2013 14:11, Nils Kassube wrote:
> kubuntu wrote:
>> I have built a new computer and have windows7 running fine from an
>> ssd. When I try and install kubuntu it fails, I have tried various
>> way and each time it fails.
>> The first problem is that it appears not to recognise that windows7 is
>> installed on this computer.
>> I have tried the manual option but it fails near the end by not
>> writing the boot loader to sda, I even tried to say to install the
>> boot loader to another disc but that failed.
>> I then put a new disc in the computer - sde and set up /, /boot, swap
>> partitions and changed the boot loader to sde but again it failed.
> I don't know much about Windows7 or SSDs, but could it be that your disk
> uses GPT instead of MBR? Then [1] might be relevant. Hopefully someone
> else can tell us if the installer could handle such a situation.
> Nils
> [1] <https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2/Installing#BIOS.2BAC8-GPT_Notes>
Thank you that is a clue.
How do I find out if the disk is MBR or GPT?

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