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Ok, well, a few days ago, I downloaded Ubuntu for 64 bit computers, burnt it onto a CD, set my computer to boot from a CD as the primary bootup method, and started the install. Every thing was going well until it got about %80 done with the install. Then the install just froze, and so did my cursor.

I can still use Windows 7 just fine(it's my default OS) thankfully. My problem is that I have a 750 GB hard drive, and during the installation, it partitioned my drive to use half of my HD for Ubuntu. But since the installation froze up before it finished, it doesn't recognize that I have Ubuntu installed, it just says that I have 350 GB of free space. I need some help!

asked Jul 11 '11 at 21:27

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Get EASEUS partion manager and Gparted (both free).

EASEUS allows you to view and modify partition in the comfort of Windows.

Gparted allows you to burn to disc and boot into a lightweight linux based GUI partition manager away from Windows.

Find whats in the free space, you may have unpartitioned space or a partition. (I wasn't able to work that out from your question).

Delete whats there (if anything), create a new partition and try installing Ubuntu again.

If the problem persists, do the same thing again and try downloading/burning Ubuntu again as the disc could be at fault.

answered Jul 11 '11 at 21:57

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Thanks! I realize that I could've worded that better, a fail on my part. It used to say that it had 630 GB of space free, but now it says I only have 350 free. Since the install failed before it finished, it won't let me even go into Ubuntu. It's like it's not even there, but it is.

Thanks for your help!

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