So, I'm trying to set up a dual-boot of Windows 7 Ult 64-bit with Ubuntu on my computer. The computer has UEFI firmware and originally came with Win 8. It has a 16GB SSD and a 1TB HDD. I intend for Ubuntu to go on the SSD and Windows to remain on the HDD.
When I try to install Ubuntu, the installer does not detect the Windows partition. In addition, GParted does not detect the Windows partition, stating that there traces of a GPT partition scheme but no fake ms-dos on the hard drive. When I ran fixparts I got the same message, stating that there were traces of a GPT partition on the drive.
Now, despite the installer and GParted failing to read the HDD, when running Ubuntu off of a live disk, I can successfully access the Windows file system, read, and write files into it.
How can I get Ubuntu to correctly recognize the Windows partition? I do not have a Windows disk with me, so can't reinstall it.
Will removing the GPT destroy the Windows partition, or will it leave it intact and still bootable?