aftermath of an ubuntu installation

Donny George donny008 at
Mon Mar 3 09:13:35 GMT 2008

the file /etc/fstab

UUID=e2dfa2d6-1a01-46c9-9a5e-1b7baaae56b /     ext3 defaults error

UUID=4a6dea29-b134-420e-a258-6fd03a4a7664 none    swap sw

then theres cdrom and floppy


On Mon, Mar 3, 2008 at 7:45 AM, Nils Kassube <kassube at> wrote:

> 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
> > data)
> 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.
> Nils
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