I just recently removed two Linux operating systems (mint and ubuntu) from my computer, which also contains a windows vista installation. I removed both with the "OSremover" found on boot-repair-disk's live image.
Before removing Ubuntu I forgot that I had encrypted the home directory. The removal worked just fine, and now I can boot into windows as usual.
However, now that I'm trying to install a new Linux OS, I can see that gparted doesn't recognize any partitions on my disk and it says that all of the space there is unallocated. I checked with the disk management service on windows and it can see all my partitions just fine, even the ones I previously used for the two Linux installations (which I've deleted and merged with my windows partition).
I have no idea what's going on, I've tried fixing the mbr with
bootrec /fixmbr but that didn't do anything. Also, running
fdisk -l from a live image of elementary-os lists my partitions as they should be.
I'm adding outputs from the from the
sudo fdisk -l /dev/sda and
/sudo parted /dev/sda print commands as per Rod Smith's suggestion. First, fdisk:
Disk /dev/sda: 250.1 GB, 250059350016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders, total 488397168 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: 0xcab10bee Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 63 484458486 242229212 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sda2 484472205 488408129 1967962+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA) /dev/sda5 486434816 488396783 980984 82 Linux swap / Solaris
Error: Can't have a partition outside the disk!
Hope this helps.
Ran fixparts and it automatically fixed the error on execution, just had to save the new table with the
Received the following message:
Warning: 0xEE partition doesn't start on sector 1. This can cause problems in some OSes.