aftermath of an ubuntu installation

NoOp glgxg at
Mon Mar 3 17:52:06 UTC 2008

On 03/03/2008 04:44 AM, Nils Kassube wrote:
> Donny George wrote:
>> how could i possible convert hda 5 to ntfs
> OK, I should have explained it earlier. Be careful with this procedure 
> because you could possibly make your entire disk unusable. Open a 
> terminal and type this command:
> sudo fdisk /dev/hda
> That will give you a new prompt within the fdisk program. Use the "p" 
> command (without quotes) to display the partition table and verify it is 
> the trouble disk. Use the "t" command. It will ask for a partition 
> number. Enter "5" to select the hda5 partition. Now it asks for the hex 
> code you want to use. Enter "7". Now it tells you that the partition type 
> is changed to HPFS/NTFS. Verify the new type of /dev/hda5 with the "p" 
> command. If there is something wrong, you can still quit the program with 
> the "q" command and start again because until now nothing is written to 
> the disk. Only if it is OK, use the "w" command to write the modified 
> partition table to the disk.
> Then mount the partition with this command:
> sudo mount /dev/sda5 /mnt
> If the command succeeds without error message you can check if there are 
> still data on the partition. If there are data you can find them in 
> the /mnt directory now.
> Nils

Might also want to give test-disk a try:

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