I am a newbie. I do really need your help to recover my Hard drive. I will type the scenerio by per section for you to review.
1. I had instal NT v.4 on my 10 GB hard drive.
I made primary partition with fdisk 1.5 GB for Dos/NT. The installation was worked but I didn't made the rescue
disk! First error!
2. I made Ext. partition 8.5GB for Linux. Then I install
ed the Caldera first instead of The RedHat from the cd comes with the book -(first) I could not distinguised which
one are the Caldera/RedHat! Second errors! But I did make rescue disk called "Lizard"
3. I reinstall the RedHat and made a several new partitions for the /root, /usr,/temp, etc.
The RedHat installation was successful but I forget
to make the rescue disk and I didn't know that I did erase the previous partition for the Dos/NT!!
I thought it would has been on different screen; separate from the Dos/NT! And I lost my Windows NT OS and when I boot It was LILO came out!
Now I made a terrible messed here!
4. I tried to repartition with the fdisk!
I erased the Ext. Partition for LInux that has about 4 GB! I tried to increase the size for the WinNT but the screen printed out "Cann't delete Ext. while Logical drive exist. 5. Then I tried to delete the Logical drive it printed out NO Logical drive exist!
6. Then I tried to reformat the C: and it printed out "cann't format c: -network drive" but it doesn't has network install!
7. And I tried to reinstalled NT but it printed out faatal error, code 0x5,0,0,0x2, now I could not reinstall NT!
8. I tried to reinstall the RedHat but it printed out "an error occured reading th partition, RedHat has 2 pExtended partitions. I tried to click on Retry/skip buttons but it didn't work!
9. I tried to reinstall the Caldera cd, This cd came with partial Magic partition. while I was trying to LEARN HOW to repartition it, the sscreen printed out these following statement:
hda start 1, ending 1247, size 9781 MB, systems
hda1 start 1, -"- 192, _"_ 1505 for dos/win
hda2 _"_ 193_"_ 1247, "_" 8275, EXTended
hda3 "_" not use
hda4 not use
hda5 _"_ 193, "_" 575, "_" 3002 , Dos/Win
hda6 "_" 576, _"_ 1038, _"_ 3631, Linux
10. I could eject the cd, I have to insert the flopy disk to do so.
I am very appreciate for any information/help to recover my hard drive. Thanks alot to response my request.