I just got a new solid state hard drive (Samsung SSD 840 Pro) and am trying to install Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.04. I'm coming across the known issue of Ubuntu not recognizing the Windows partition, and Windows not being able to work with the Ubuntu filesystem.
Here are some things that I've tried and the associated problems:
Installing Windows 7 first, and then trying to install Ubuntu. I have exactly the same issue as this person (ie, nautilus sees Windows and I can mount, but gparted thinks the entire drive is unallocated). Unfortunately the accepted solution basically only says "use gdisk" - if anyone could give step-by-step directions it would be much appreciated.
Installing Ubuntu first, making sure to generate an NTFS partition for Windows (and of course a swap and boot partition). In this case Windows does see all of the partitions, but claims that it can't install on the NTFS partition. I don't remember the error off the top of my head (and I currently have Win7 installed, so no way to check) but it was along the lines of the filesystem being wrong. The error was only one sentence and seemed fairly generic.
Let me know if any terminal output would be helpful. Here's the output of
ubuntu@ubuntu:/$ sudo fdisk -l WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sda'! The util fdisk doesn't support GPT. Use GNU Parted. Disk /dev/sda: 128.0 GB, 128035676160 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 15566 cylinders, total 250069680 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: 0x28554056 Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 2048 206847 102400 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sda2 206848 250066943 124930048 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT Disk /dev/sdb: 8100 MB, 8100249600 bytes 256 heads, 51 sectors/track, 1211 cylinders, total 15820800 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: 0xc3072e18 Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdb1 * 12144 15820799 7904328 c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
Any advice is appreciated!