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[ubuntu] trying to create partition table on wiped hard drive using GParted.

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http://ubuntuforums.org – I',m new to ubuntu but have used the live cd ( the most recent version and, 9.04 from a text book) and love what I've experienced. I have an ASUS k50j laptop, with an ATA WDC 320 Gib Hard Drive. I was the unknowing recipient of a unlicensed windows 7 installation ( 2 years ago) by a retail service. The computer sat idle for 2 years and when I tried to update my security software I realized what had happened. So I wiped the hard drive. I want to install ubuntu only and I used a commercial application to wipe my hard drive using the DOD 7 pass method. When trying to use GParted from a (Hardware)