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I am completely new to Ubuntu but am looking forward to giving it a shot.

I downloaded 12.04 64-bit and burned it to a DVD. Booted my laptop from the DVD and tried to install it alongside Windows 7 64-bit, but it says that my laptop has multiple OS and it only gives me the option to either erase the disk and install or the advanced install.

As far as I know the only OS I have is Windows 7 64-bit. Has this happened to anyone else? Is there a way to fix this?

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Do you have low hard disk space? –  Schweinsteiger Aug 26 '12 at 12:14
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Click on the advanced install and your hard drive partition information will appear. You could have a recovery partition that is preventing Ubuntu from automatically making a partition for you. Post the hard drive info that the advanced installation option reports if you want some help deciding how to install.

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You should post it as comment as this doesn't answer the question. If you need more info, use comment –  Web-E Aug 26 '12 at 4:41
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