Gutsy installer, GParted don't see my existing partitions
ari.torhamo at saunalahti.fi
Fri Sep 7 21:59:29 UTC 2007
I met a partitioning problem when I tried to install Gutsy (Daily, Sept.
6). The partitioner doesn't see any of my current partitions and says
the entire disk space is non allocated. The partitions work normally,
and only GParted (both the installed version in Feisty and the one on
Gutsy Live CD) and the istaller partitioner seem to have a problem with
them. Device Manager and fdisk report the partitions correctly (as far
as I can tell).
This is what fdisk says:
omitting empty partition (5)
Levy /dev/sda: 250.0 Gt, 250059350016 tavua
255 päätä, 63 sektoria/ura, 30401 sylinteriä
Yksiköt = 16065 * 512 = 8225280 -tavuiset sylinterit
Laite Käynn Alku Loppu Lohkot Id Järjestelmä
/dev/sda1 * 1 2805 22531131 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2 2806 4629 14651280 83 Linux
/dev/sda3 4630 30401 207013590 5 Laajennettu
/dev/sda4 7059 30401 187502647+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda5 4630 4872 1951834+ 82 Linux / Solaris
I run fsck too from the installer CD and the result was "clean" for both
ext3 partitions. I'm not sure if I did it right though, because the
whole checking process took only a couple of seconds. If I remember
right, I did just "sudo fsck /dev/sda2(4)".
Does anyone have any suggestions on what might be wrong here. Is the
problem with the file system or the partitioner? Can it be corrected? I
tried to search for the answer, but I found it hard to find a search
string that would separate my problem from the numerous general
instructions for partitioning a hard disk.
I already added my case to an existing bug report (which doesn't seem to
have much activity around it):
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