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I want to install Ubuntu 9.10 on a PC which already has Windows 7 installed.

I have set up an unformatted primary partition with GParted and Ubuntu live:

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During the installation I choose language (I'm Italian), time and keyboard, and then it shows me the "prepare partition" window, with no partitions at all and all greyed out!

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Do you have any hints?

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does it happens if you choose English language ? –  hamed Mar 17 '12 at 20:06

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This is strange, as I assume you are using the same liveCD for both partitioning and installing, right? So I don't see how comes the system sees your HD on the first case and not in the second. Did you reboot the machine between partitioning and trying to install? If not I would first try that.

As a second option (this is not really a solution but a possible workaround) I would try the alternate install CD (available on the ubuntu website) which is text based.

Is there anything particular about your HD configuration? (Like virtual volumes or raid configurations?).

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yes, same liveCD for partitioning and installing, and i've rebooted many times to try that :(

No raid configuration, a one only SATA hard disk.

i've installed 9.04 and it works perfectly, i see all partitions in the partitions window :|

so this thing is a bug of Karmic (9.10).

then i've upgraded to 9.10, everything works now

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OK so you're good to go - awesome... but questions remain. This might be a problem with the 9.10 installer... or not. You say it's a "primary" partition; there can only be 4 of those, right? So I'm unsure - I looked at img266.imageshack.us/img266/618/gparted.jpg and it's not clear - what's the NAME of the partition you expected to be able to see in the installer? –  pbr Dec 2 '09 at 23:22

protected by Diago Oct 11 '10 at 20:24

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