Partition Detection Problem
I tried dual-booting Windows and Linux. I already have my Windows installed and I Linux to run parallel to my Windows. But when I tried installing Linux Mint 12(which I preferred above the rest), Mint did not seem to recognize any of the partitions on my hard-drive and showed the my system did not have any OS installed and had the entire hard-drive as free-space. I next tried the same process with Ubuntu 11.10 and Fedora 16, in vain. Next I tried first installing Linux at the end of the linear hard drive. But after I went back to install Windows. I couldn't create any windows partitions. According to windows, its because the partitions are of GPT type. But if I delete the partitions for linux, Windows allows to create partitions and install windows. Has anyone here come across such a problem earlier? Please suggest a solution if you know how to dual-boot Windows and Linux in such a situation.