aftermath of an ubuntu installation

Nils Kassube kassube at gmx.net
Tue Mar 4 07:28:25 UTC 2008


Donny George wrote:
> re-reading the partition table failed with error 16. device or resource
> busy the kernel still uses old table. the new table will be used at the
> next reboot.

OK, you should reboot before you can check your hda5 for your data.

> at this point i notice that the partition hda2 was represented as W95
> extended (LBA). does this possibly mean that i should have rather tried
> converting hda2 rather than hda 5.

No, hda2 is the extended partition - if you change its type, both hda5 and 
hda6 would be lost due to the missing container. It isn't important what 
sort of extended partition it is.


Nils




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