[ubuntu-uk] 12.04 Installer Doesn't Detect Partitions

Anton Kanishchev antonk20117 at gmail.com
Wed May 2 11:27:46 UTC 2012

I experienced the same problem -- run chkdsk /f (or is it (-f) in windows.
this is a ubuntu security feature because it has to resize a windows
partition, it needs to ensure it wont move half the windows folder to ext4
or something like that.
SOLUTION: boot into windows run chkdsk /f , restart twice and then put live
cd in. If that doesnt work then try defragging the windows drive as well.
Hope this helps

On 2 May 2012 09:32, alan c <aeclist at candt.waitrose.com> wrote:

> On 02/05/12 01:41, Joe wrote:
>> Hey guys,
>> Yet another poor person having trouble installing Ubuntu 12.04,
>> unfortunately :(.
>> Using the graphical installer on the LiveCD (clicking Install
>> shortcut on desktop) when asked how to install partition-wise
>> there's no option to overwrite Ubuntu 11.04 (not a big deal, but
>> I'm sure there's supposed to be some kind of similar option). The
>> bigger problem is, though, that when selected to choose the layout
>> manually, my current partitions are not detected, which leaves
>> formatting the entire drive as my only option. As happy as I would
>> be if I could do this and completely remove Windows, I do need
>> Windows for some work stuff, so I'm stuck unable to install 12.04
>> unless I can sort this out.
> health warning:
> On the occasions that a windows partition has not been recognised, or has
> not been accepted readily by say, gparted, I have found that there have
> been some sort of problem with the windows partition or the filesystem. At
> worst, the disc itself was giving bad sectors. I hope this is not the
> situation for you, but if it is, make sure your important files are backed
> up well (twice) and, from windows do standard stuff like checkdisk
> (chkdsk?) maybe do this more than once. If the apparent ubuntu trouble then
> persists then  make efforts to check the HD itself - if the ubuntu live cd
> runs ok then in live session , use the 'disk utility' to show its health
> good luck
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> alan cocks
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