Based on the results shown below, I believe that my next step would be to shrink the C/: volume from within Win7 and install Ubuntu in the free space. Any thoughts?
The output of
sudo parted --list is:
Model: ATA TOSHIBA MK5056GS (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 500GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B Partition Table: msdos Number Start End Size Type File system Flags 1 1049kB 210MB 209MB primary ntfs boot 2 210MB 480GB 479GB primary ntfs 3 480GB 500GB 20.5GB primary ntfs 4 500GB 500GB 108MB primary fat32 lba Warning: Unable to open /dev/sr1 read-write (Read-only file system). /dev/sr1 has been opened read-only. Model: Unknown (unknown) Disk /dev/sr1: 1044MB Sector size (logical/physical): 2048B/2048B Partition Table: mac Number Start End Size File system Name Flags 1 8192B 24.6kB 16.4kB Apple 2 42.3MB 51.8MB 9568kB EFI
I am trying to Installing Ubuntu 14.04.2 as dual boot with Windows 7. The installation process is not prompting me to re-partition my Windows 7 Hard Disk. Should I do this manually from within Windows 7 or Is there a utility I can use from the Ubuntu DVD?
How can I partition my Hard Disk?
23/03/2015 Thank you for your reply David. I am attempting to install Ubuntu on a HP Pavilion dv4 with 4GB of RAM and 500GB HDD. The fdisk -l, gdisk -l, and parted -l commands yielded no results (although I'm not sure what you meant by (MBR)?).
From the Win7 Computer Manager screen I see the following volumes:
Unnamed: NTFS 199MB; (C:) NTFS 446.38GB; HP-TOOLS (E:) FAT32 99MB; RECOVERY (D:) NTFS 19.08GB.
All of these Volumes are 'Simple' and 'Basic'. These Volumes were also shown on the Ubuntu Desktop running from the Live CD.
If I shrink the (C:) volume from the Win7 Computer Management screen, will Ubuntu be able to install in the free space?