After upgrading to Ubuntu 10.04, none of my graphic partition utilities (GParted, KVPM) can detect any partition table. GParted displayes my /dev/sda as "unallocated." I have also run
sudo fdisk -l and gotten the following:
Disk /dev/sda: 120.0 GB, 120034123776 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14593 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disk identifier: 0xd8000000 Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 14267 14594 2620416 c W95 FAT32 (LBA) /dev/sda2 10 1315 10485760 7 HPFS/NTFS /dev/sda3 * 1315 6276 39852216+ 7 HPFS/NTFS /dev/sda4 6277 14594 66807327+ f W95 Extd (LBA) /dev/sda5 14267 14594 2620416 dd Unknown /dev/sda6 6277 13935 61520886 83 Linux /dev/sda7 13936 14266 2658726 82 Linux swap / Solaris Partition table entries are not in disk order
To be honest, I am not exactly a superuser (but I know some things), so I'm having trouble understanding just what all that means. My goal is to eliminate all my existing Windows partitions (I currently dual-boot between Ubuntu 10.04 and Windows Vista) to free up space for linux. I tried burning an Ubuntu 10.10 CD and re-booting, hoping that GParted would work then, so I could just graphically destroy Windows and re-size my root partition, but no dice. Same results.
Any help? What's a good command-line based partition editor that can accomplish my goal of eliminating Windows from my life? Or is there some way to get the graphical ones to work again? And why did upgrading to Ubuntu 10.04 mess with my partition table?