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my laptop is HP Pavilion G6-2301AX Laptop (Amd APU Quad Core A8/ 4GB/ 500GB/ Win8/ 2.5GB Graph) while installing ubuntu (multiboot) i am not able to find any partitions that i had on my windows not even the empty space that i left unassigned. the only thing i am seeing is my entire harddisk with out any partitions. previously i used ubuntu on my two other old laptops but never faced such a problem. thanks in advance.

ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo parted print Error: Could not stat device print - No such file or directory.
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when i ran gparted its showing "/dev/sda contains GPT signatures, indicating that it has a GPT table. However, it does not have a valid fake msdos partition table, as it should. Perhaps it was corrupted -- possibly by a program that doesn't understand GPT partition tables. Or perhaps you deleted the GPT table, and are now using an msdos partition table. Is this a GPT partition table?"

and i am able to see my partitions in the doc on the left side

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Open a terminal and run sudo parted print and edit your question to show the results. –  psusi Aug 2 '13 at 23:56

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