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Partitioning error of installing f16 on a ubuntu-win7 dual-boot machine

A HP machine with Win7 pre-installed, and I have installed ubuntu using half of the space (so dual-booted).

Yesterday I started to use the F16 x64 DVD to overwrite the ubuntu. Every time I tried it stopped with a partitioning error: you have not created a bootloader stage 1 target device; sda6 must have one of the following disklabel types: gpt.

I have tried the following options:

1: in partitioning options, choose "remove existing linux partitions", and failed with the error; 2: customized partition layout, and created both /boot/efi and /boot, and failed with the error; 3: start the installation session with "nogpt" kernel option, and repeated the above 2 options, and failed with the error.

I have checked the partition type and it turns out to be msdos. Currently the dual boot is done by grub. However I noticed that in my bios there is an option of "run uefi application..."

Here is the partition layout:

Model: ATA ST31000524AS (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 1000GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos

Number Start End Size Type File system Flags
1 1049kB 106MB 105MB primary ntfs boot
2 106MB 494GB 494GB primary ntfs
4 494GB 988GB 494GB extended
5 494GB 979GB 485GB logical ext4
6 979GB 988GB 9260MB logical linux-swap(v1)
3 988GB 1000GB 12.1GB primary ntfs

And I have to keep the win7 partition, so clean installation is not an option...

So, anyone can give me some advice on how to process the F16 installation? Thanks in advance!!!

Partitioning error of installing f16 on a ubuntu-win7 dual-boot machine

A HP machine with Win7 pre-installed, and I have installed ubuntu using half of the space (so dual-booted).

Yesterday I started to use the F16 x64 DVD to overwrite the ubuntu. Every time I tried it stopped with a partitioning error: you have not created a bootloader stage 1 target device; sda6 must have one of the following disklabel types: gpt.

I have tried the following options:

1: in partitioning options, choose "remove existing linux partitions", and failed with the error; 2: customized partition layout, and created both /boot/efi and /boot, and failed with the error; 3: start the installation session with "nogpt" kernel option, and repeated the above 2 options, and failed with the error.

I have checked the partition type and it turns out to be msdos. Currently the dual boot is done by grub. However I noticed that in my bios there is an option of "run uefi application..."

Here is the partition layout:

Model: ATA ST31000524AS (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 1000GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos

Number Start End Size Type File system Flags
1 1049kB 106MB 105MB primary ntfs boot
2 106MB 494GB 494GB primary ntfs
4 494GB 988GB 494GB extended
5 494GB 979GB 485GB logical ext4
6 979GB 988GB 9260MB logical linux-swap(v1)
3 988GB 1000GB 12.1GB primary ntfs

And I have to keep the win7 partition, so clean installation is not an option...

So, anyone can give me some advice on how to process the F16 installation? Thanks in advance!!!

Partitioning error of installing f16 on a ubuntu-win7 dual-boot machine

A HP machine with Win7 pre-installed, and I have installed ubuntu using half of the space (so dual-booted).

Yesterday I started to use the F16 x64 DVD to overwrite the ubuntu. Every time I tried it stopped with a partitioning error: you have not created a bootloader stage 1 target device; sda6 must have one of the following disklabel types: gpt.

I have tried the following options:

1: in partitioning options, choose "remove existing linux partitions", and failed with the error; error;

2: customized partition layout, and created both /boot/efi and /boot, and failed with the error; error;

3: start the installation session with "nogpt" kernel option, and repeated the above 2 options, and failed with the error.

I have checked the partition type and it turns out to be msdos. Currently the dual boot is done by grub. However I noticed that in my bios there is an option of "run uefi application..."

Here is the partition layout:

Model: ATA ST31000524AS (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 1000GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos

Number Start End Size Type File system Flags
1 1049kB 106MB 105MB primary ntfs boot
2 106MB 494GB 494GB primary ntfs
4 494GB 988GB 494GB extended
5 494GB 979GB 485GB logical ext4
6 979GB 988GB 9260MB logical linux-swap(v1)
3 988GB 1000GB 12.1GB primary ntfs

And I have to keep the win7 partition, so clean installation is not an option...

So, anyone can give me some advice on how to process the F16 installation? Thanks in advance!!!