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I have a SATA 74 GB HD with Windows XP installed, tried to install Ubuntu 13.04 on it but Ubuntu only sees the 4GB Seagate on the Adaptec card, so it keeps stating the partitions are to small. I unplugged the Seagate to see if this would force Ubuntu to install on the 74GB SATA but Ubuntu installation window comes up blank when it get to the Install/Partition window. Anyone know how to get Ubuntu to recognize the SATA HD?

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Do you have free space on the 74GB HD? If not, boot to live environment and resize using gparted. –  Scott Goodgame Sep 29 '13 at 5:50

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