LinuxQuestions.org
Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
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 10-14-2004, 12:19 AM   #1
junkie3
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Oct 2004
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
partitioning and disk errors


im basically new to linux, but encountered a problem that I have no idea if I can fix..

after setting up partitions etc dual booting linux with windows xp professional everything booted fine... used lilo to dual boot

however... i was unhappy with the size of my partitions after everything checked out so I decided to increase the size of my windows partition (with acronis partition expert) and now I have a disk read error when I try to boot windows

linux boots fine though...

are there any tools or any way I can go about trying to repair a ntfs partition that can no longer be read? as I said, im basically new to linux but any help would be greatly greatly appreciated... i would really hate to have to remove all of my windows information without trying to repair the partition somehow. thanks!!


Last edited by junkie3; 10-14-2004 at 12:21 AM.
 
Old 10-14-2004, 10:00 AM   #2
darksmiley
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: London, England
Distribution: Usually Linux Mint, Debian, Ubuntu or CentOS
Posts: 234

Rep: Reputation: 30
i tend to use the linux prompt command cfdisk to partition my drives so it may hav something useful in it, but its more likely that windows is just being fussy

my m8 has the same setup and windowsXP keeps nicking back the MBR! its even kindly automatically reformatted his Mandrake Linux partition!!
 
  


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
disk re-partitioning..... yanger Linux - General 2 08-29-2005 11:21 PM
Disk partitioning sveint AIX 6 05-08-2004 04:01 PM
Partitioning a hard disk humanrig Linux - Hardware 2 03-15-2004 07:38 AM
disk partitioning gamenutt Linux - General 1 03-11-2002 04:28 AM
Disk Partitioning hank@$3800 Linux - General 2 12-31-2001 08:54 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:58 AM.

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