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hie am trying to install ubuntu 9.04 along side windows xp but the problem is that ubuntu does not recognise the partitions i made in windows hence it sees the ...
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    partition problem


    hie am trying to install ubuntu 9.04 along side windows xp but the problem is that ubuntu does not recognise the partitions i made in windows hence it sees the disk as one entire thing suggest erasing it which is not an option to me. So the question is how do I make ubuntu recognise my windows partitions. Even if i run the live cd gparted does not see the partitiions. Help

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    Hi and welcome

    first of all, ubuntu 9.04 is almost 3 years old.
    I would suggest to use a newer distribution.

    For the partition issue:
    Please boot a linux livecd, open a terminal and paste the output of the following command:
    Code:
    sudo fdisk -l
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    well i tried ubuntu 10.10 its even worse it does not see the hard drive when i go to places in the live cd and the command fdisk-1 does not give an output. But in ubuntu 9.04 is much better so where do i paste the output of the code sudo fdisk-1 to the terminal or somewhere else?

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    fdisk command with -l option displays partitions structure of all Hard disks available in your machine. Copy output of fdisk -l command and paste it over here.
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    sudo fdisk -l
    * Its small L in fdisk -l.
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    hie am getting the following after fdisk-l omitting empty partition (5)
    Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280
    bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x6acc6b6c
    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id
    System
    /dev/sda1 * 1 3498
    28097653+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda2 3499 9728
    50042475 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
    /dev/sda3 3825 9728
    47423848+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda5 3803 3824
    176683+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris

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    You can use Ubuntu 9.04 or 10.10 versions forever if you want but neither of them have any support and you cannot get any updates for either.
    You haven't indicated which option you selected during the installation. I believe there was a Manual or Expert option. Is that what you selected?
    I'm not sure what the line below means:

    hie am getting the following after fdisk-l omitting empty partition (5
    Your fdisk output looks a little strange as you seem to have part of a primary partition (sda3) inside an Extended partition (sda2) , unless there is some type here

    /dev/sda1 * 1 3498 28097653+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda2 3499 9728 50042475 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
    /dev/sda3 3825 9728 47423848+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda5 3803 3824 176683+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris

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    did not see the manual or expect option, stopped at the problematic partition table

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