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

Chris Green cl at isbd.net
Wed Dec 3 09:25:43 UTC 2014

On Tue, Dec 02, 2014 at 03:29:56PM -0600, terry wrote:
>    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?

It sees the partitions on the disk but doesn't see the Windows OS.
Normally when Ubuntu installs if it sees an existing OS it offers to
resize the partitions and install alongside, plus give you a grub boot

>    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.
>    or
>    2) Use gparted LiveCD to resize and / or delete partitions as needed.
>    See: [1]http://gparted.org/download.php
Yes, but will either of these options mean that I'll get a grub menu
with the option to boot Windows on it?

Chris Green

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