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I bought a Ubuntu 12.04 installing 32bit DVD, But when I insert it and boot it, when it opens the partition choosing page I don't see my partitions. It just shows me my 500 GB hard drive and asks me if I want to install ubuntu on it, and it tries to format it.

Hard Disk Information

capacity: 500 Gigabytes

Partition Table: MBR

Partitions: 1: C:\ (windows 8 x64) NTFS

        2: D:\ (windows 8 x32) NTFS

        3: E:\ (my multimedia files) NTFS

        4: F:\ (ms the one that i'm trying to install Ubuntu on it) Fat32

Disk Type: Basic

Boot Type: Dual Boot between Two Windows with win8 bootloader

I thought it is because of Disk type or disk table so I changed it but didn't work, but I can't change table from MBR TO GUID (GPT) .

What is your opinion? Is it because of Table or type? Is there any other way to install it without booting DVD?

!IMPORTANT Update: It is very wired! when I use live boot with my USB Disk the live version can show all of my partitions and files inside them! but in installation page it can't! Why can't I solve it?

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Can you check whether the disktype is dynamic or basic? You can see it by running diskmgmt.msc, and looking at below of partition table. it will be written like disk 0, <the type>, xxx GB, online Just curious, you said you bought ubuntu cd, but you should know ubuntu is free. –  Web-E Aug 5 '13 at 12:12
    
@Web-E Ubuntu is free, but they also have an option where you can buy cd's with an Ubuntu image on them. Some people might like to support Ubuntu by purchasing one of these cd's or they just might not be comfortable with downloading and burning .iso's. (shop.canonical.com/product_info.php?products_id=976) –  Merri Aug 5 '13 at 13:08
    
    
@Web-E Hi my friend. we're moving from our current house and i have no access to high-speed internet to download iso files. so i bought a installation dvd from store.i've written disk type: its BASIC –  Mamos98 Aug 5 '13 at 15:39
    
You may have 4 primary partitions. –  user68186 Aug 5 '13 at 18:30

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