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

Barry Drake ubuntu-advertising at gmx.com
Wed May 2 16:19:44 UTC 2012

On 02/05/12 15:53, Joe Alam wrote:
> I gave TestDisk a go (as recommended by a message in GParted) and I 
> got a message saying that space conflicts between two of my 
> partitions. Could this be what the problem is? Does anybody know how 
> to fix that?

If gparted sees only unallocated space, I wouldn't try to fix it, simple 
cut your losses and re-install Windows formatting the entire disk, 
followed by the usual procedure for making it dual boot.  I don't know 
TestDisk.  Does is have any tools to do a fix?  I think it needs to 
re-allocate the space in the LBA partition to the NTFS partition and 
lose the LBA entirely.  The interesting thing would be to know how this 
happened.  Naturally it must have been Microsoft's fault?  I have never 
heard of LBA being used outside of the world of Microsoft, so I wonder 
if the LBA partition might originally have been a recovery hidden 
partition on the original installation.  Just guessing though.

Regards,        Barry.

Barry Drake is a member of the the Ubuntu Advertising team.

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