Okay Guys, today when I enter Ubuntu as usual, i get on the screen to log on then i insert my login data, and the pc froze up. I try again and nothing. Came to mind that would be HDD bad-blocks, which have a long and boring history with them.
Okay, I log on Windows, I do some stuff, then I go back to ubuntu, and same thing. I've tried running fsck in the shell (recovery option on grub) , but has not had any results. The fsck just tried, but it get some error or something.
After fsck I restart, the screen show ERROR 17 in Grub, had given it before, I thought it was nothing, just reinstall grub. Ok
So i put the ubuntu liveCD to try to recover Grub, and the Grub was like impossible to recover or install. Nice to mention that i was checking the HDD to see if everything was straight, and only came to the Windows partition, ubuntu partition did not appear. I had noticed that was strange, but ok.
After a while i managed to recover the Windows MBR, then I want to use explore2fs to save some files from ubuntu and then format the entire hard drive, but nothing, had no unit available to chose there, all in white, no options, no hda or sda.
I lost everything? It is not possible, I have too many things there, they can not be thrown away
Some guys told me that my partition got lost into HDD.
Here some things that i try already -
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -l
Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80060424192 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9733 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xa820a820
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 13 102400 7 HPFS/NTFS
Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sda2 13 1658 13209600 6 FAT16
Partition 2 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sda3 1658 5099 27643904 7 HPFS/NTFS
Partition 3 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sda4 5100 9733 37222605 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 5100 9546 35720496 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 9547 9733 1502046 82 Linux swap / Solaris
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo mount /dev/sda4
mount: can't find /dev/sda4 in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo mount /dev/sda4 /media/disk
mount: you must specify the filesystem type
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo mount -t ext2 /dev/sda4 /media/disk
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sda4,
missing codepage or helper program, or other error
(aren't you trying to mount an extended partition,
instead of some logical partition inside?)
In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
dmesg | tail or so
ps: sorry for the bad english
ps2? sorry if i post it at the wrong board