Trying to install Ubuntu on a Windows machine running Windows 7. I started by using the WUBI, but when I restarted the computer it just went straight to Windows. Then I went into the disk management on Windows, shrank the volume by 30gb, setup the 30gb non-allocated space as E drive with FAT32 and restarted the computer with a USB Live setup of Ubuntu. I went into Run Ubuntu from USB, started the Installer and it doesn't detect my Windows install. When I hit the option to "do something else" it sees the NTFS partition AND the FAT32 partition (which I then reformatted as Ext3). The Windows partition IS /dev/sda1 but for whatever reason the installer doesn't know that it is Windows 7.
I ran sudo fdisk -lu Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes 240 heads, 63 sectors/track, 41345 cylinders, total 625142448 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disk identifier: 0x6c3782f5 Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 2048 563697663 281847808 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sda2 563697664 625137663 30720000 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT Disk /dev/sdb: 8103 MB, 8103395328 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 985 cylinders, total 15826944 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disk identifier: 0x00000000 Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdb1 * 2048 15826943 7912448 b W95 FAT 32
The Windows 7 partition is NOT showing up when I run BLKID
/dev/loop0: TYPE="squashfs" /dev/sdb1: LABEL="PENDRIVE" UUID="FC0F-1FF1" TYPE="vfat"
If I go through the install and select to put it on the /dev/sda2, then whenever I reboot the computer it goes DIRECTLY to Ubuntu, no option for Windows.... no grub, nothing.
It should be noted that this is a work owned computer that has a full disk encryption on it. I am guessing that MIGHT be the problem, but I really don't know.
I am trying to do this on a computer that belongs to another guy on the project. My computer has a full disk encryption (different brand) and I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on it with no problems.
Any advice on how to move forward would be really helpful!