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I am trying to dual boot Windows 7 with Ubuntu or Kali Linux but i am unable to do so.
I have backed up all my data to an external hard drive. So it is safe to work with partitioning.
I have a 500 GB hard drive and installed windows 7 onto a 150GB partition created with windows 7 installer partitioning tool.
I created Kali Linux bootable USB but when i proceed to the manual partitioning tool in the installer, it doesn't detect the Windows partition. It says the 500 GB space is free (unallocated).
I booted into the live kali linux form usb and tried gparted. It gives me the following error.
/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?
I tried the fdisk and its output is given below.
root@kali:~# fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes Disk identifier: 0xf17f14b8 Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 2048 206847 102400 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sda2 206848 115345407 57569280 6 FAT16 /dev/sda3 115345408 430327807 157491200 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT Disk /dev/sdb: 7747 MB, 7747397632 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 941 cylinders, total 15131636 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: 0x000b19d6 Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdb1 * 63 15131635 7565786+ c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
How should i fix this?