Partitioner does not show partitions

Amila Liyanaarachchi amila.uoc at
Thu Feb 11 15:29:41 UTC 2010

Well one of those partitions is 100MB not 100GB :) I guess that makes the
equation correct.

PC consists of a Intel DG43GT main board, more tech information is available

I'll boot it from a live cd and check what you have suggested.

Thanks a lot for the reply.

On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 8:30 PM, J <dreadpiratejeff at> wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 08:18, Amila Liyanaarachchi <amila.uoc at>
> wrote:
> > I tried to setup Kubuntu on a PC where windows7 is already installed.
> > I have a 500GB HDD (SATA) with following partitions,
> > primary 100MB (NTFS) - windows management
> > primary 100GB (NTFS) - windows7 installation
> What kind of weird hard drive do you have?  500GB - 100GB - 100GB =
> 400GB??  I want a couple of those! ;-)
> > the rest is unallocated space (~400 GB)
> >
> > I wanted to install Kubuntu on new partitions created on the unallocated
> > space, but when I'm going through the installation wizard and when I come
> to
> > the create partitions screen it does not show any existing partitions.
> Even
> > the hdd is not shown as unallocated space. I was using a Kubuntu 9.10 CD
> and
> > setup Kubuntu on a dfferent PC with the same CD (so there can't be any
> > problem with that)
> More info needed here.  What kind of PC?  What kind of storage
> controller?  Hardware RAID?
> The problem is Kubuntu either has no driver at all for your storage
> controller, or the driver does not have support for that particular
> chipset.
> One way you could find out would be to boot the live cd, open a
> terminal, and use lspci to see if the controller even shows up as a
> PCI device.
> > Already posted this to Kubuntu mailing list, and I guess there is no much
> > difference in this area.
> No, functionally there is not.  This problem has nothing to do with
> KDE based Ubuntu vs GNOME based Ubuntu... it's a storage controller
> issue.
> I have a feeling your PC is super new, or it's one of those fancy
> "Made For Windows 7" PCs that has odd hardware.  My students have had
> problems in the past with certain brands of PC and Laptop that are
> "Made for Windows $VERSION".
> Jeff
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