LinuxQuestions.org
Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 06-19-2009, 08:30 AM   #1
linusunis
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2007
Posts: 46

Rep: Reputation: 15
after installing "ubuntu" lost the partitions that were earlier there in the system


I had Win xp and fedora core 6 in my system earlier.
Then I installed ubuntu . Before the installation of ubuntu my partition table was like this -

/dev/sda file system size used
/dev/sda1 fat 32 30005 Mb 23027 Mb
/dev/sda5 fat 32 30005 Mb 23626 Mb
/dev/sda6 fat 32 10001 Mb unknown
/dev/sda7 ext 3 106 Mb 14 Mb
/dev/sda 8 swap 1258 Mb 0 Mb
/dev/sda 9 8644 Mb unknown

While I was installing ubuntu it said
the following partitions are going to be formatted
/dev/sda1
/dev/sda7
/dev/sda8
But after the install i can't find my /dev/sda5, /dev/sda6 & /dev/sda9
Now i have my important data in them & i didn't even take the back up of it under the pretext that only the above mentioned 3 partitions are being formatted . Now what shall i do ?
Please help ? I badly need your help ! Thank You!
 
Old 06-19-2009, 09:00 AM   #2
umarzuki
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2008
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 61

Rep: Reputation: 15
there are recovery tools like photorec but i there's no guarantee that those data is still in good shape

http://ubuntu-rescue-remix.org/node/54
 
Old 06-19-2009, 10:03 AM   #3
bwayson
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2006
Location: Ventura California USA
Distribution: openSUSE
Posts: 23

Rep: Reputation: 3
I assume you have only the one hard drive in your PC. The partitions may still exist but entries for them may not have been written into Ubuntu's /etc/fstab file. To determine if the partitions exist, boot into Ubuntu and open up a terminal (Applications | Accessories | Terminal). Now enter the command "sudo fdisk -l /dev/sda" and press Enter. After typing in your user password and pressing Enter, you will get a list of all the partitions on the hard drive. Assuming you see all the original partitions (sda[1,5-9]), you'll need to look at the fstab file to see if there are entries for sda5, 6, and 9. If there are none, you'll need to figure out a place where they should mount (e.g. /windows/D, .../E, .../F) and add entries for them to fstab (hint: partition UUIDs are under /dev/disk/by-uuid/). The existing entries can guide you.

If the partitions do not exist or have been overwritten, then recovery is more complicated. The earlier-mentioned link is probably as good a place to start as any. Good luck!
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Lost "Shutdown" and "Restart" From system menu in FC6 Nader1 Linux - Software 3 02-12-2007 04:40 PM
Repeated System Failure with "Lost Interrupt" error. codedv Linux - Hardware 3 07-24-2006 03:54 AM
[SOLVED] can't "see" NTFS partitions using ubuntu phazon Linux - Laptop and Netbook 8 04-24-2006 03:37 PM
"Ubuntu corrupt windows partitions" - True? J_K9 Ubuntu 3 06-21-2005 11:02 AM
Lost DHCP Lease when putting computer in "Standby" mode for a "long" time pnellesen Linux - Networking 1 01-06-2005 11:44 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:23 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration