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I am attempting to dual boot Ubuntu next to my current Windows 8 installation using the following instructions: http://www.simplehelp.net/2013/07/11/the-complete-guide-how-to-dual-boot-ubuntu-and-windows-8/

In step four of the wizard (the "Installation Type" window) I do not see any of my partitions listed. Then, when I click on the "+" or "Change..." nothing happens.

I'm installing on a Dell Inspiron 7520 which has a 32GB mSSD cache drive. I'm thinking this is what might be causing the problem.

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Can you open gparted and provide a screenshot? Also, did you disabled Fast Boot? – Braiam Nov 18 '13 at 13:27

Maybe it is problem with MBR of your disk. Try to check it with fsck (partition should be unmounted during check) from ubuntu live cd.

fsck -y -f /dev/your_disk

wiki about MBR http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Master_boot_record

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fsck checks file systems not MBR. – pabouk Nov 18 '13 at 13:53
    
as i know fsck can fix such error when you put main partition with mbr to it. anyway try to check mbr with any other tool. – ipeacocks Nov 19 '13 at 0:17

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