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Hard drive partition disappeared -_-


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#1 rajjaak24

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 03:35 PM

So I had ubuntu 11.04 on my second hard drive and windows vista on my first windows vista messed up so I installed ubuntu 11.04 onto my second partition then I made my usb into a windows 8 installer and installed windows 8 onto the hard drive that contained windows vista everything is fine but now I the partition that contained ubuntu 11.04 disappeared help?

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 04:26 PM

You've installed a developer's preview of Windows 8. It isn't even in Alpha yet. You have to be prepared for anything. Sorry.

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 05:39 PM

Is the actual partition gone, or are you just unable to boot up into it. This could be an issue of Windows 8 overwriting the boot loader.

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 08:41 AM

It most likely over write the boot loader upon install this is why I always image my drive or I use a virtual machine.
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Posted 16 September 2011 - 11:44 AM

The second partition doesn't come up at all Posted Image

I guess I'll go to windows 7?

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 11:50 AM

That is a different story unfortunately. Not sure why that happened. Hard to say when dealing with early prerelease software like this.

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 02:04 PM

Ok im on windows 7 now but it still hasnt popped up is it because the other partition is NOT NTFS? because when I tried installing windows 7 on the second partition it said it wasnt NTFS and if I delete the partition while installing windows will I get the full 120 gb on my original partition?

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 02:24 PM

I belive this is because it is not NTFS. A few years ago, I had Windows Vista installed on a 250 GB HDD and Fedora 8 installed on a 160Gb HDD in the same box...Vista would not recognize the Fedora drive, even though Fedora saw the Vista drive just fine.
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Posted 16 September 2011 - 02:52 PM

Ok so I need a way to convert it as I used a program and it said the type was unknown.I had ubuntu on there and still do

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 03:13 PM

Honestly, I think you'd get a lot more help from the Linux & Unix forum
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/forum11.html
I don't think this is anything to do with the developer preview. Somebody correct me if I'm wrong :)
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Posted 17 September 2011 - 06:28 PM

I belive this is because it is not NTFS. A few years ago, I had Windows Vista installed on a 250 GB HDD and Fedora 8 installed on a 160Gb HDD in the same box...Vista would not recognize the Fedora drive, even though Fedora saw the Vista drive just fine.


Windows Vista is fully capable of seeing and accessing FAT32 formatted devices and drives. The reason you could not see your Fedora Install in Vista, is because Windows of any flavor cannot read the extended file system which is used on many Linux and some Unix Installations.




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