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Thread: No partitions show up.

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    Just burned his ISO
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    Default Cannot edit partition table - mode 41777

    Hi, im trying to dual boot windows vista & B|T4, Everything loads correctly (BT4) until i try to install. I get as far as partitions and nothing shows up. (stage 4) I did take a screenshot, but i cant post it until i have 15 posts..

    When i open the terminal and type mount. This is what comes up (if its any help):
    tmpfs on /lib/init/rw type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,mode=0755)
    /proc on /proc type proc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
    sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
    varrun on /var/run type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,mode=0755)
    varlock on /var/lock type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,mode=1777)
    udev on /dev type tmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
    tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
    devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,noexec,nosuid,gid=5,mode=620)
    rootfs on / type rootfs (rw)
    fusectl on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw)
    /dev/loop0 on /rofs type squashfs (ro,noatime)
    tmpfs on /tmp type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
    Im running on a compaq C700 dual-core inside and i just upgraded my RAM (3.5GB)

    I just tried fdisk /tmp and got this error:
    last_lba(): I don't know how to handle files with mode 41777
    You will not be able to write the partition table.
    Unable to read /tmp

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    Junior Member imported_pingu's Avatar
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    Hi, in your bios check what mode your hard drive is in, I remember a laptop I installed on and the drive wasn't visible in fdisk -l, in the BIOS I changed the hard drive setting to legacy or atapi mode and on restart was visible. Good luck.

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    Very nice option, or try and see for errors on you HDD, btw install vista and the pre final if you have problems :P
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