[xubuntu-users] 14.10 installation doesn't see existing Windows 7

terry trryhend at gmail.com
Tue Dec 2 21:29:56 UTC 2014

Not sure what the difference between "existing NTFS partitions" and the
"Windows installation".  Can you explain?  How many partitions are there?
What size?  What's on them?

What I would do is one of 2 things, (I prefer #2).

1) Boot to MS Windows and use it's own partition resizing tool to shrink
one or more of the existing partitions in order to leave enough free
(un-partitioned) space for the Ubuntu install.
2) Use gparted LiveCD to resize and / or delete partitions as needed.
See: http://gparted.org/download.php

On Tue, Dec 2, 2014 at 3:08 PM, Chris Green <cl at isbd.net> wrote:

> I'm trying to install xubuntu 14.10 on a computer which has windows 7
> installed already.  I want the xubuntu to resize the existing Windows
> installation and install alongside it giving me a dual boot system.
> I've created a standard USB stick from the 14.10 ISO file and it boots
> OK in the new computer but doesn't 'see' the existing Windows
> installation.  It does see the two existing NTFS partitions OK though.
> Does anyone have any idea why the Windows installation isn't
> recognised and/or how to get xubuntu to install as dual boot?
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