Has anyone else run into this problem. I swear that WinXp can see and try to use; but fails, fedora core 5. I'm still trying to learn linux.
MB: Gigabyte GA-8IPE1000 Pro rev 1, Biosver FG i865 intel chipset
Processor: dual core intel Pentium 4 CPU 2.60 GHz
Windows XP Side of Box
HDD C: Maxtor 6B160P0 - drv.size 160 GB, used by winXP 60 GB
HDD D: Maxtor 6y060L0 - drv.size 60 GB, used by winXP 30 GB
HDD H: Seagate ST360020A 60 GB 0 GB, used by winXP 0.0 GB
Fedora Core 5 Side of Box setup in LVM ext3fs
HDD A2 Maxtor 6B160P0 used by fedora - 96 GB
HDD A3 Maxtor 6B160P0 used by fedora - 102 MB
HDD B2 Maxtor 6y060L0 used by fedora - 30 GB
HDD C1 Seagate ST360020A used by fedora - 60 GB
The seagate drive is hooked in via a Promise 66/100 scsi card
On a dual boot machine, dual core intel Pentium 4 CPU 2.60 GHz, with both WinXp and fedora core 5, I was cleaning up the windows side of the drives so as to reinstall WinXp on it's side.
While under fedora core 4, WinXp would never reformat the linux side of the machine. With Fedora Core 5, it did. Without warning of the size it was formatting, it reformatted ALL of HDD B2 linux side also.
What is so different about fedora core 5 that an updated standard Windows XP Home Edition can take out the Linux side?
Now, A2, A3, and C1 of Fedora Core 5 are are intact and untouched. I can understand why grub will not boot with kernel panic going on. FC5 Rescue insists that there are no linux files at all. So that's out.
Is there any program that can run on windows and yet see and copy some of the linux files that are still there.
How can this happen and how could it have been prevented. Window printed to screen that it was formatting 30 gig, approx. and then proceeded to do the entire drive, including the linux side. HOW?
If anyone can come up with any ideas or help I would sure appreciate it. I'm on a very fixed income and can not come up with much money to go to a drive recovery business. But somehow, I must at least try to get at least 2 certain files off before reinstalling fedora. The files are new and were going to be backed up and then this happens. Is there a linux to use that can be run from cd so as to recover my files, maybe?
Thank you in advanced for any assistance you can give me.