Partitioning a HD

Mark C. Miller mr.mcmiller at
Sun Jan 10 19:15:38 UTC 2010

On Sun, 10 Jan 2010 11:21:25 +1030, Winton Vandepeer wrote:

> On Sun, Jan 10, 2010 at 9:00 AM, UNGER, JOHN WM <JWU001 at> wrote:
>> I went to load Ubuntu 8.04.3 today for my daughter-in-law. First tried
>> to establish a partition for Windows as well, got a "no room" error and
>> decided to just make one partition & put Ubuntu on it, could
>> repartition later if she wanted. She came in & said she wanted the two
>> partitions, so I tried to back up on the install and repartition. Now
>> the boot disk doesn't find the HD at all - I cannot establish a
>> partition in it.
>> I've tried rebooting, coming at it from different paths, etc to no
>> avail. Once - in the series of reboots - it gave me the entire disk and
>> then when I went to partition it lost it all again.
>> Weird. Any hints ideas?
> Hi John,
> you could try putting the Ubuntu install cd in and start the install
> again. When you get to partitioning,
> amd make the file system ntsc or fat 32 and format it. Windows cannot
> read an ext3 partition.
> Hope this helps
> Take Care
> Winton

Earlier responses to similar problems from much smarter people that me 
suggested gparted.  I know it's part of "sysrescecd" and I believe 

Might that work here too?


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