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Old 10-05-2010, 05:48 AM   #1
iamsarahji
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Hi


Hi Namskar!
I am Sarah.
I installed Fedora13.But my Windows is Gone.I followed Next-->Next and completed installation after 1 hour.When i restarted the system,isaw blue screen something called grub and windows is not listed.

I had important data in it where did it go?

Please some one tell me what happened

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Old 10-05-2010, 07:40 AM   #2
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GRUB is a bootloader and it allows you to boot multiple operating systems. It might just be that Windows hasn't been added to GRUB's configuration file, so you don't see an entry for it in the list. Hopefully that's the case and that you didn't overwrite your Windows partition. Can you please do the following:

1. Boot Fedora and log in.
2. Open a terminal (I'm assuming you're using a graphical interface here). If you don't know where to find a terminal, look around in the menu.
3. Run the command "su" (without quotes) and enter your root password (you should have been prompted for one during installation) when prompted.
4. Run the command "fdisk -l" (that last character is a lowercase L) and post the output here. This will allow us to see which partitions are on the disks in your machine.

We'll go from there..

Edit: also, in future, please use descriptive thread titles (i.e. ones that say something about your question/problem). You are told to choose good thread titles when you post a thread.

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Old 10-06-2010, 05:57 AM   #3
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Thankyou Nylex,

I have opened the terminal after so much of struggle.
When I run fdisk -l
it gives me output like this----------

Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xab8bab8b

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 64 512000 83 Linux
Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sda2 64 38914 312057856 8e Linux LVM


Can any body tell me what is $ and #

This i noticed when I used su
and what is su
There are somany concepts to learn.I find it difficult.Ho will I learn?
 
Old 10-06-2010, 06:02 AM   #4
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Hi,
From your fdisk ouput we can see that you don't have windows partition.
$--is normal user prompt(with less privileges) and
#--is super user prompt with all the privileges.
su -- run a shell with substitute user and group IDs
 
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Old 10-06-2010, 06:04 AM   #5
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Thank you
i had important data in it.what to do now?
I need my partition back
please some body help me
 
Old 10-06-2010, 06:44 AM   #6
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I'm not sure there's anything you can really do, given that it looks like the Windows partition has been overwritten. Do you have a backup? Is there only one disk in the machine?
 
Old 10-06-2010, 10:35 AM   #7
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from the output of fdisk it looks as if you have completely wiped your windows out.
If you have a windows recovery cd that you might have got with the system, or if you have created any recovery disks you can try recovering.
 
Old 10-06-2010, 10:52 AM   #8
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From fdisk output, it looks like your whole data is lost now.
 
Old 10-06-2010, 11:01 AM   #9
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Hey Sarah,

The same thing happened to me when I tried to install Ubuntu linux on my home Windows box. When the install was done, I couldn't get either Linux or Windows to boot. It turned out to be a bug in Grub2 (I think). I was able to recover my Windows by following the links in this post where it talks about repairing or recovering the MBR (Master Boot Record). That is in Post #9 by BCBC.

Before you do anything else, check out this link. http://ubuntu-ky.ubuntuforums.org/sh....php?t=1471315

GOOD LUCK!
 
Old 10-07-2010, 12:28 AM   #10
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At last I have decided to go for recovery software.Do they really work?Can you suggest some?Trying recovery software like http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec Is it good?

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Old 10-07-2010, 12:33 AM   #11
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Some of the softwares that may help you are

http://lifehacker.com/5237503/five-b...recovery-tools
 
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Old 10-15-2010, 12:35 AM   #12
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Hi guys and gals why you all are not helping me?
 
Old 10-15-2010, 01:31 AM   #13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by iamsarahji View Post
Hi guys and gals why you all are not helping me?
What do you mean? People have provided links to software that might be useful. If the data has been overwritten and can't be retrieved, what do you expect us to do? Create regular backups..
 
Old 10-15-2010, 03:30 AM   #14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by iamsarahji View Post
Hi Namskar!
I am Sarah.
I installed Fedora13.But my Windows is Gone.I followed Next-->Next and completed installation after 1 hour.When i restarted the system,isaw blue screen something called grub and windows is not listed.

I had important data in it where did it go?

Please some one tell me what happened
it is in your home
try to connect your hard disk to another computer
then look for the folder home
see in home the guest and your account
then back up it


aries
text me sara 09301845168
 
Old 10-15-2010, 03:33 AM   #15
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Your Windows is gone due to your own fault. Be happy.
 
  


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