I ran "sudo fsck /dev/hda" and this is what i got. I believed i formated my drive with ext3 not ext2. Should i have used ext2? Maybe that is where i went wrong. If so is it possiavle to change the file system without a complete reinstall?
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fsck /dev/hda
fsck 1.39 (29-May-2006)
e2fsck 1.39 (29-May-2006)
Couldn't find ext2 superblock, trying backup blocks...
fsck.ext2: Bad magic number in super-block while trying to open /dev/hda
The superblock could not be read or does not describe a correct ext2
filesystem. If the device is valid and it really contains an ext2
filesystem (and not swap or ufs or something else), then the superblock
is corrupt, and you might try running e2fsck with an alternate superblock:
e2fsck -b 8193 <device>