aftermath of an ubuntu installation

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at
Sun Mar 2 16:52:09 UTC 2008

On 02/03/2008, Tom <coffindvm at> wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 02, 2008 at 01:18:47PM +0100, Donny George wrote:
>  > hello
>  >
>  > i made an ubuntu 7.10 installation on my windows xp desktop as dual os . but
>  > unfortunately the partitioning with ubuntu didnt work right and i lost one
>  > of my windows drives which i had not backed up. i used GET DATA BACK FOR
>  > NTFS(as it was ntfs partition) to retrieve it. and fortunately i can see all
>  > the files and names but i can never open one. it either says the path cant
>  > be found or that its an invalid format. i also tried the partition table
>  > doctor to try and recover the partition. but i still couldnt retrieve the
>  > windows drive.
>  >
>  > would there be any way to get back my data and drive.
>  >
>  >
>  > donny
> If you boot from the xp install cd and choose repair existing install would
>  that help ?
>  Tom

Note that the XP install disk is designed to wipe out grub (and lilo,
and any other non-ms bootloader), requiring their reinstallation
after. Don't forget to file a bug with Microsoft!

Dotan Cohen

A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?

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