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Windows 10 w/ Linux Partitions


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#1 silumor

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 05:45 PM

Hello wasn't sure where to post this, I'm not looking for tech support just general discussion.

Recently I was working on a PC that had reports of being extremely slow and running super hot

After a couple people looking at it and failing to resolve the issues I had taken a look at it.

I made a back up because of the the people told me the hard drive was bad and wouldn't clone to a different drive.

upon making an image I found my image wouldn't restore to any drive, no reason given. I started exploring my image file and realised

there was a linux swap partition and linux ext4 partition and a linux extended partition of 6 gig total combined size, I couldn't get 2 of the partition to mount to be able to inspect

them but the third mounted. Inspecting it I found and functioning linux operating system. These 3 partition where crammed in between the windows 10 system partition and the boo partition that contained the windows

OS. I restored my image back to a hard drive this time leaving out those partition images and the Windows 10 system booting perfectly fine with no errors. Just wondering if anyone has any thoughts about this

or would like to discuss it, I have kept an image of the entire drive for future inspection.

 



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Posted 10 February 2018 - 04:57 AM

Was it a dual-boot machine?


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Posted 12 February 2018 - 06:11 PM

no it wasnt a dual boot the person is question has no clue what that even means



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Posted 18 February 2018 - 11:02 AM

Nowdays most linux installs are wizard driven. Sounds like whoever did the install decided to do it manually and not entirely correctly?


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