Install problem - Can't see partitions on the first disk

Nemeth Gyorgy friczy at
Mon Nov 22 19:58:24 UTC 2004

I have problems installing ubuntu. The situation is:

I have 3 harddisks in my PC (two IDE, one scsi), with Windows and Debian
on them.

The partition structure on the first hda (120 GB) is this:
/dev/hda1               1         765     6144831    7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda2             766       14592   111065377+   f  W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda3   *       14582       14593       96390   83  Linux
/dev/hda5             766        1530     6144831    b  W95 FAT32
/dev/hda6            1531        1652      979933+  82  Linux swap
/dev/hda7            1653        2868     9767488+  83  Linux
/dev/hda8            2869        4084     9767488+  83  Linux
/dev/hda9            4085       14581    84317121   83  Linux

now my /dev/hda8 is empty, I would like to install Ubuntu there but when
I try to install, installer doesn't see the partitions on it. It can see
the partitions on hdb or sda but not on hda. I can select only the disk
itself but in this case the installer wants to make full new partition
scheme which I don't want to :)

If I change to the terminal and 
fdisk -l /dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/disc
I see all partitions in order.

Can I bypass the partitioner and tell the installer directly to use
/dev/hda8 for installing?

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