I bought a new HP dv6 laptop with Windows 7 installed, a 750GB hard drive and 8GB RAM.
I wanted to dual boot and install Ubuntu 11.10. Following a known procedure I shrunk my partition and created 30GB (unallocated space). I inserted a bootable USB key but the GUI installer showed the following message:
Ubuntu detected that there are multiple OS are installed on your device.
There were two options:
- Erase the entire disk and install Ubuntu
- Do something else
When I chose the second option, it did not detect the unallocated space that I had created. It also showed me this:
SDA1 Windows7 (loader) SDA2 Windows7 (loader)
I don't know how it's detecting multiple loaders or why it's not finding unallocated space for installation.
I also tried to fix the problem by unallocating the space using GParted but nothing happened. I think the space I unallocated using Gparted is now not detected by Windows 7.
I also tried Wubi which gave an unknown error while installing.
How can I fix this?