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Old 01-22-2008, 08:35 PM   #1
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Partitions can be seen in Mandriva but not in GParted/Ubuntu


Hi! I recently installed Mandriva on one partition. There is also a big Ubuntu partition, a data partition, and a smaller Freespire partition. I was just about to reinstall Ubuntu as I have been planning when I noticed that gparted and the Ubuntu partitioner (both the same, right?) showed no partitions on the hard drive. I can still see and access all the data from Mandriva. Anyone know what is up?
 
Old 01-22-2008, 08:41 PM   #2
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As root, what do you get when you use:

fdisk -l

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Old 01-22-2008, 08:47 PM   #3
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Do you mean in the Ubuntu live cd or in Mandriva? In Mandriva I get this:

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[root@localhost ~]# fdisk -l

Disk /dev/hda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x0000d65a

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hda1   *       17411       19322    15358140   83  Linux
/dev/hda2               1       17410   139845793+   5  Extended
/dev/hda3             638       15275   117579735   83  Linux
/dev/hda4           19323       19457     1084387+  82  Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/hda5               1         637     5116639+   b  W95 FAT32
/dev/hda6           15276       17410    17149356   83  Linux

Partition table entries are not in disk order
 
Old 01-22-2008, 08:53 PM   #4
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sudo gparted

I know that if you just say
Code:
gparted
it often will not show partitions. Instead try
Code:
sudo gparted
 
Old 01-22-2008, 10:40 PM   #5
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Running from the gparted live cd should be running as root as should the Ubuntu installer, I think.
 
Old 01-23-2008, 12:17 AM   #6
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Got good backups ???. Looks dodgy to me.
Have a look at hda3 - this would normally be a primary. Slap in the extended, where a logical should be.
Probably confusing the hell out of code running the partition table.
 
Old 01-23-2008, 01:04 AM   #7
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when you state "shows no partitions" do you mean, it dont show the primary partition at all...
the extended partition should show up too...
number wise in the extended partition should'nt make any difference...

but i am curious why you didnt use 3x primary partitions first...?

if your able to run fdisk, then why not use fdisk to set your install?
 
Old 01-23-2008, 07:26 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by wraithe View Post
when you state "shows no partitions" do you mean, it dont show the primary partition at all...
the extended partition should show up too...
number wise in the extended partition should'nt make any difference...
Nothing except the hard drive shows, it looks like there is no partition table at all.
[QUOTE=wraithe;3032135]
but i am curious why you didnt use 3x primary partitions first...?
[QUOTE=wraithe;3032135]
I change the distros on this computer a lot. Sometimes there will be only 1 distro, sometimes there will be many.
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if your able to run fdisk, then why not use fdisk to set your install?
I can run fdisk from Mandriva where I can see the partition. I do not know what happens if I run it from the Ubuntu live cd. I will check as soon as I can.

Also, no I don't have any backups, but as I said I can see all my data from Mandriva, so I could always pull it off if this problem cannot be fixed.
 
  


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