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What are you using for your partitions???

NTFS?

EXT 2, 3 or 4?

JFS?

XFS?

ReiserFS?

Also, what is your install? Is it UEFI? Also, your sentence is confusing as heck. Are you trying to say:

1) my computer came with Ubuntu originally

2) I installed Windows 8.

3) Didn't like Windows 8, so deleted it and installed Windows 7.

???????????????????????????????

I just hope you aren't one of those that have screwed the pooch (so to speak) by hopping between a UEFI and non-UEFI install (windows 7 vs windows 8), and not properly setting the partitions up alongside the Ubuntu original install. If so, the news isn't good-----it's possible your looking at a Gparted live-disk use & blanking your hard drive boot partition scenario if you want a new linux OS on that particular hard drive.....or just sticking to what you have and forgetting a new linux OS. Just know that blanking just the partition that handles the boot can soemtimes make everything else on the HD a mess.

Do this test: grab/download another Linux OS, and see if its installer recognizes your current partitions. Hint: download debian live 8.5 or fedora 24/centOS 7, put it on a USB (via dd command), and see if they recognize your partitions as they actually now exist. Heck, this test may be even better: download and put the latest Gparted Live on a CD (or USB), fire it up, and see if it recognizes the partitions on that hard drive. Elementary Loki's installer is the one used by a lot of Linux distros. If it is not seeing your partitions, I am not optimistic. And if Gaprted Live cannot see those partitions, well, then, from what I and a few others have seen, your only recourse is going to be dd-ing that whole drive. Or,like you could, like mentioned above, just stickingstick to what's on it right now. Windows and Ubuntu??...meh, wipe that crapper-stuff off for good and make that HD sing with Loki or Debian or Fedora or....... ;-)

What are you using for your partitions???

NTFS?

EXT 2, 3 or 4?

JFS?

XFS?

ReiserFS?

Also, what is your install? Is it UEFI? Also, your sentence is confusing as heck. Are you trying to say:

1) my computer came with Ubuntu originally

2) I installed Windows 8.

3) Didn't like Windows 8, so deleted it and installed Windows 7.

???????????????????????????????

I just hope you aren't one of those that have screwed the pooch (so to speak) by hopping between a UEFI and non-UEFI install (windows 7 vs windows 8), and not properly setting the partitions up alongside the Ubuntu original install. If so, the news isn't good-----it's possible your looking at a Gparted live-disk use & blanking your hard drive boot partition scenario if you want a new linux OS on that particular hard drive.....or just sticking to what you have and forgetting a new linux OS. Just know that blanking just the partition that handles the boot can soemtimes make everything else on the HD a mess.

Do this test: grab/download another Linux OS, and see if its installer recognizes your current partitions. Hint: download debian live 8.5 or fedora 24/centOS 7, put it on a USB (via dd command), and see if they recognize your partitions as they actually now exist. Heck, this test may be even better: download and put the latest Gparted Live on a CD (or USB), fire it up, and see if it recognizes the partitions on that hard drive. Elementary Loki's installer is the one used by a lot of Linux distros. If it is not seeing your partitions, I am not optimistic. And if Gaprted Live cannot see those partitions, well, then, from what I and a few others have seen, your only recourse is going to be dd-ing that whole drive. Or,like mentioned above, just sticking to what's on it right now.

What are you using for your partitions???

NTFS?

EXT 2, 3 or 4?

JFS?

XFS?

ReiserFS?

Also, what is your install? Is it UEFI? Also, your sentence is confusing as heck. Are you trying to say:

1) my computer came with Ubuntu originally

2) I installed Windows 8.

3) Didn't like Windows 8, so deleted it and installed Windows 7.

???????????????????????????????

Do this test: grab/download another Linux OS, and see if its installer recognizes your current partitions. Hint: download debian live 8.5 or fedora 24/centOS 7, put it on a USB (via dd command), and see if they recognize your partitions as they actually now exist. Heck, this test may be even better: download and put the latest Gparted Live on a CD (or USB), fire it up, and see if it recognizes the partitions on that hard drive. Elementary Loki's installer is the one used by a lot of Linux distros. If it is not seeing your partitions, I am not optimistic. And if Gaprted Live cannot see those partitions, well, then, from what I and a few others have seen, your only recourse is going to be dd-ing that whole drive. Or, you could, like mentioned above, just stick to what's on it right now. Windows and Ubuntu??...meh, wipe that crapper-stuff off for good and make that HD sing with Loki or Debian or Fedora or....... ;-)

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What are you using for your partitions???

NTFS?

EXT 2, 3 or 4?

JFS?

XFS?

ReiserFS?

Also, what is your install? Is it UEFI? Also, your sentence is confusing as heck. Are you trying to say:

1) my computer came with Ubuntu originally

2) I installed Windows 8.

3) Didn't like Windows 8, so deleted it and installed Windows 7.

???????????????????????????????

I just hope you aren't one of those that have screwed the pooch (so to speak) by hopping between a UEFI and non-UEFI install (windows 7 vs windows 8), and not properly setting the partitions up alongside the Ubuntu original install. If so, the news isn't good-----it's possible your looking at a Gparted live-disk anduse & blanking your hard drive boot partition scenario if you want a new linux OS on that particular hard drive.....or just sticking to what you have and forgetting a new linux OS. Just know that blanking just the partition that handles the boot can soemtimes make everything else on the HD a mess.

Do this test: grab/download another Linux OS, and see if its installer recognizes your current partitions. Hint: download debian live 8.5 or fedora 24/centOS 7, put it on a USB (via dd command), and see if they recognize your partitions as they actually now exist. Heck, this test may be even better: download and put the latest Gparted Live on a CD (or USB), fire it up, and see if it recognizes the partitions on that hard drive. Elementary Loki's installer is the one used by a lot of Linux distros. If it is not seeing your partitions, I am not optimistic. And if Gaprted Live cannot see those partitions, well, then, from what I and a few others have seen, your only recourse is going to be dd-ing that whole drive. Or,like mentioned above, just sticking to what's on it right now.

What are you using for your partitions???

NTFS?

EXT 2, 3 or 4?

JFS?

XFS?

ReiserFS?

Also, what is your install? Is it UEFI? Also, your sentence is confusing as heck. Are you trying to say:

1) my computer came with Ubuntu originally

2) I installed Windows 8.

3) Didn't like Windows 8, so deleted it and installed Windows 7.

???????????????????????????????

I just hope you aren't one of those that have screwed the pooch (so to speak) by hopping between a UEFI and non-UEFI install (windows 7 vs windows 8), and not properly setting the partitions up alongside the Ubuntu original install. If so, the news isn't good-----it's possible your looking at a Gparted live-disk and blanking your hard drive scenario if you want a new linux OS on that particular hard drive.....or just sticking to what you have and forgetting a new linux OS.

Do this test: grab/download another Linux OS, and see if its installer recognizes your current partitions. Hint: download debian live 8.5 or fedora 24/centOS 7, put it on a USB (via dd command), and see if they recognize your partitions as they actually now exist.

What are you using for your partitions???

NTFS?

EXT 2, 3 or 4?

JFS?

XFS?

ReiserFS?

Also, what is your install? Is it UEFI? Also, your sentence is confusing as heck. Are you trying to say:

1) my computer came with Ubuntu originally

2) I installed Windows 8.

3) Didn't like Windows 8, so deleted it and installed Windows 7.

???????????????????????????????

I just hope you aren't one of those that have screwed the pooch (so to speak) by hopping between a UEFI and non-UEFI install (windows 7 vs windows 8), and not properly setting the partitions up alongside the Ubuntu original install. If so, the news isn't good-----it's possible your looking at a Gparted live-disk use & blanking your hard drive boot partition scenario if you want a new linux OS on that particular hard drive.....or just sticking to what you have and forgetting a new linux OS. Just know that blanking just the partition that handles the boot can soemtimes make everything else on the HD a mess.

Do this test: grab/download another Linux OS, and see if its installer recognizes your current partitions. Hint: download debian live 8.5 or fedora 24/centOS 7, put it on a USB (via dd command), and see if they recognize your partitions as they actually now exist. Heck, this test may be even better: download and put the latest Gparted Live on a CD (or USB), fire it up, and see if it recognizes the partitions on that hard drive. Elementary Loki's installer is the one used by a lot of Linux distros. If it is not seeing your partitions, I am not optimistic. And if Gaprted Live cannot see those partitions, well, then, from what I and a few others have seen, your only recourse is going to be dd-ing that whole drive. Or,like mentioned above, just sticking to what's on it right now.

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What are you using for your partitions???

NTFS?

EXT 2, 3 or 4?

JFS?

XFS?

ReiserFS?

Also, what is your install? Is it UEFI? Also, your sentence is confusing as heck. Are you trying to say:

1) my computer came with Ubuntu originally

2) I installed Windows 8.

3) Didn't like Windows 8, so deleted it and installed Windows 7.

???????????????????????????????

I just hope you aren't one of those that have screwed the pooch (so to speak) by hopping between a UEFI and non-UEFI install (windows 7 vs windows 8), and not properly setting the partitions up alongside the Ubuntu original install. If so, the news isn't good-----it's possible your looking at a Gparted live-disk and blanking your hard drive scenario if you want a new linux OS on that particular hard drive.....or just sticking to what you have and forgetting a new linux OS.

Do this test: grab/download another Linux OS, and see if its installer recognizes your current partitions. Hint: download debian live 8.5 or fedora 24/centOS 7, put it on a USB (via dd command), and see if they recognize your partitions as they actually now exist.