I've recently installed Ubuntu to dual boot along side my Windows 7 installation, they're both installed on the same SSD which all seems to be working fine.
I have another 3TB HHD which I use for general storage, so far I've got 50% of it being used for Windows, 50GB being used as a swap area for moving files between Windows & Linux if needed & the rest I want to format for Linux; this is where I'm having a problem.
I'm using the "Disks" utility which was fine for creating the 50GB area for swapping files between Windows & Linux but it doesn't want to partition the remainder of the hard drive. This is the error message I get:
Don't know how to create partitions this partition table of type `(null)' (udisks-error-quark, 0)
These are the settings I'm using, partitions size 1450GB, Erase quick, Type Luks + Ext4, Name Linux storage, Passphrase long & complicated.
I'm not sure if this is related in anyway but when I installed Linux I didn't create a swap partition as I have 16GB of RAM which I'm probably going to increase at some point and as far as I'm aware you can create a swap partition later down the line if needed.
If anyone is wondering why there's a swap area for Windows & Linux it's because the Windows partitions are encrypted and the software I used doesn't run on Linux.
Thanks for any help you can provide.