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Ubuntu 13.04 Install won't recognize SSD Partitions on Series 9

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Hey there OCN! I've been having no luck figuring this problem out and I'm hoping one of you can help me.

I'm trying to run a dual boot machine and have set up separate partitions for Ubuntu on my SSD. For some reason though, Ubuntu won't recognize the separate partitions when installing. It even has problems recognizing that there's already a Windows OS installed. With every other dual boot install I've done (desktop, past laptop, etc), the installer has always recognized when there is a Windows OS installed on a particular system. In this case, Ubuntu only recognizes my SSD as one huge chunk of free space.

Right now it seems my only option is to run a Ubuntu-only machine by installing over my Windows install, but I'd really rather run a dual boot machine.

Any help would be greatly appreciated1
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Thread Starter 
Problem fixed.



Nah I know you guys hate it when people pull that without leaving a solution. Apparently the GPT my SSD was using was messing up how the installer read the partitions. I had to boot via LiveUSB and install GDisk to zap the GPT:
Quote:
sudo gdisk /dev/sdX
(Select # corresponding to GPT out of options that show up)
x (Expert Command)
z (Zap)

Then booted into the Windows Install disk to restore the partition table, and now I'm installing Ubuntu without a problem.
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