Ok holiday madness is over. I just deleted the recovery partition
and now windblows sees it as another drive H, in this case. So I boot into liveCD environment as usual and everything works just fine until I hit INSTALL....
At this point I get to step4 after choosing the usual fluff. Timezone, Language, Keyboard.....and Gparted starts and NADA!
No Device Found....so I download and burn gparted live CD and it sees my devices....like this:
/dev/sda1 ntfs and /dev/sda2 ntfs I want to put mint on the /dev/sda2 ntfs partition (after formatting of course) and then put grub to mbr of dev/sda1
so that I can dual boot this sucker.....Anyone have any Ideas why the heck gparted from installer on live cd refuses to find my devices?? (/dev/sda1 & /dev/sda2)
Edit: I tried the workaround for the dell deal, purging, cleaning and re-installing ubiquity using apt, but no luck same issue. No Devices Found
640K ought to be enough for anybody. Bill