aftermath of an ubuntu installation
kassube at gmx.net
Mon Mar 3 06:45:58 UTC 2008
Donny George wrote:
> /dev/hda1 fat32 20 GB(my windows xp main drive)
> /dev/hda2 (lock symbol) external 8.55GB(my lost windows drive with
Probably you mean extended instead of external. But the extended partition
is only a container for more partitions, so the data are probably here:
> /dev/hda5 (lock symbol) linux swap 8.07 GB(no clue wat this is )
This might be your Windows data partition with a wrong partition type.
> /dev/hda6(lock symbol) linux swap 494.16MB(i beleive this is the real
> linux swap)
The size looks reasonable for the real swap partition.
> /dev/hda3 ext3 9.79GB(the space i gave for ubuntu)
Didn't we have something similar one or two weeks ago? Maybe there really
is something wrong with the installer for non-standard partition layouts.
What looks strange to me here is the fact that the Ubuntu installation
went to a primary partition after the extended partition was resized. Can
you post the file /etc/fstab from your Ubuntu installation?
I'm not sure if this is a good idea, but using fdisk I would change the
partition type of hda5 and make it ntfs. Hopefully the swap partition was
not formatted - then the data might be visible again.
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