Ubuntu 8.04.2, just installed, doesn't allow access to my hardDisk.

Markus Schönhaber ubuntu-users at list-post.mks-mail.de
Fri Jan 23 13:30:17 UTC 2009

David MacClement:

> An hour ago I downloaded and installed Ubuntu 8.04.2 while using my
> 8.04.1, but now I find that neither my own hardDisk nor my earlier
> installations (e.g. with their Firefox bookmarks) are accessible to me.
> How do I either:
> 1) find those other partitions (there used to be a command-line-style list
> in a box, just after start-up)
> - or:
> 2) remove (de-install) 8.04.2, leaving my computer as it was before.

Without knowing what exactly you did while making the additional install
it's hard to tell. My guess would be that it's quite likely that you're
able to boot your old installation through the GRUB menu on bootup.

Although it's too late now, I'd like to ask: why did you do an
additional install when all you wanted is 8.04.2? The regular updates of
8.04 should already have given you that.


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