Ubuntu installing problem

Fred Roller froller at tnclimited.com
Mon Jun 22 19:26:31 UTC 2009


On Mon, 2009-06-22 at 21:34 +0300, Nedyalko Dyakov wrote:
> Fred Roller wrote:
> > On Mon, 2009-06-22 at 20:17 +0300, nedyalko dyakov wrote:
> >   
> >> Fred Roller wrote:
> >>     
> >>> On Mon, 2009-06-22 at 19:46 +0300, nedyalko dyakov wrote:
> >>>   
> >>>       
> >>>> Guys why when I try to install Ubuntu it doesn't see my partitions. On 
> >>>> the step with partitions it's only blank hard disk (  the model name and 
> >>>> size are correct ). I have 120GB SATA hard drive with firmware 3.AA. I 
> >>>> didn't have this problem before with my old MB. How to fix it?
> >>>> Sorry for my bad English,
> >>>> Ned
> >>>>
> >>>>     
> >>>>         
> >>> Have you tried booting a live distro and using a partition software like
> >>> gparted (gui) or fdisk (cli) to see if your partitions are in fact gone.
> >>> I am presuming you have data on the hdd you wish to preserve?  What was
> >>> on the drive prior moving it to the new MB?
> >>>
> >>>   
> >>>       
> >> When I boot Live distribution everything is fine. I can read/write to my 
> >> partitions. The problem is there - i don't wanna format my whole hard 
> >> disk because I have 70gb information , Windows partition , Debian and 
> >> other stuffs. I have ubuntu installed, too , but it works slower with 
> >> new mb ( slower than live cd in fact). So I think it would be ok when I 
> >> install a new one. Hard Disk is fine, because I was able to install 
> >> Windows on it after moving to the new MB.
> >> Regards,
> >> Ned
> >>
> >>     
> > If you installed windows after you moved the hdd to the new mb have you
> > confirmed the partitions are intact and windows did not take the whole
> > drive for itself.  If the partitions exist have you tried the manual
> > partition option during ubuntu install where it would read and display
> > your existing partition table and give you the option to adjust and more
> > importantly, mount without touching the data.
> > Personally, if the partitions are in question and yet you can still get
> > to them I would move the data you wish to save to another drive (if this
> > is an option) so you have a backup of some sort.  
> >
> >   
> Yes, I've tried the manual partitions option and there is no partition 
> table, only /dev/sda ( my hard drive ) and one option - to make a new 
> partition table. And Yes I'm sure that partitions are the same as before 
> installing Windows. Now I'm running my old Ubuntu from the same hard 
> drive, so everything is there. Maybe some Ubuntu bug? Or Another thing - 
> my new MB have 4 Sata connectors , now my SATA HD is connected to the 
> 4th, maybe if I change it to the 1st ...? I'll try this tonight and 
> we'll see...
> Regards,
> Ned

I have noticed anomalous behavior on sata drives dependent on the
channel they are plugged into. Beyond that, wish I could be more
helpful.  Presuming you are using 9.04 install, have you tried an older
version ubuntu, just to confirm/deny distro bug?





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