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So, my GParted (Ubuntu) won't create an NTFS partition (the option is greyed out). I'm trying to create an NTFS partition to allow for a Windows 7/Ubuntu dual-boot. Everywhere I ...
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    Problems with Installing a Dual-Boot System - HELP!


    So, my GParted (Ubuntu) won't create an NTFS partition (the option is greyed out). I'm trying to create an NTFS partition to allow for a Windows 7/Ubuntu dual-boot. Everywhere I check, they suggest either creating the NTFS partition in GParted BEFORE installing Windows OR leaving it "unallocated" with the Linux partition after it.

    I have tried both now, with two results:

    1) GParted can't create an NTFS partition within Ubuntu 9.10.

    2) On the other hand, the Windows 7 Installer says that Windows can not create a partition or find a partition when I attempt to select the "unallocated" portion.


    What might be the problem OR fix?

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    1) GParted can't create an NTFS partition within Ubuntu 9.10.
    Probably because you are running installed Ubuntu Gparted and Gparted can't format a mounted running drive.

    Boot up the live cd and of Ubuntu 9.10. Do your formatting with Gparted while running Live CD.

    Edit: if you have no access to your Ubuntu 9.10 Cd. Download and burn a Parted Magic Live CD and burn with braserio as a iso image to cd and format drive with it.
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    Boot up from Ubuntu LiveCD and try to create partitions again. Partitions should not mounted.
    If it doesn't partition, open Terminal and execute this
    Code:
    sudo fdisk -l
    Post output here.

    * Its small L in fdisk -l.
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