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Old 06-07-2011, 03:19 PM   #1
Rexc
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Unallocated Disk has 3 working OSes on it


I was wondering how I could have Fedoda 15, Mageia and Bodhi on one disk and can access all 3 but partion mananager reconizes them not. It says the space is unallocated. I cannot therefore do anything more with the disk which has 50 to 70 Gigs actually unused.
Thoughts anyone?
By the way, Magia was the last installed OS and it was the cause of the condition perhaps.
 
Old 06-07-2011, 03:32 PM   #2
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Hi!
After rebooting: Do you see a grub menu? If yes, what is the head line / title?
Grub 0.97 or Grub 1.97/ 1.98/ 1.99?
In any case I first would download parted magic and burn a CD (contains many useful tools, e.g. gparted -> you could boot from parted magic and attach a screenshot of gparted).
alfredo

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http://partedmagic.com/doku.php?id=screenshots

Last edited by alfredo10; 06-07-2011 at 03:34 PM. Reason: addition URL
 
Old 06-07-2011, 06:37 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by alfredo10 View Post
Hi!
After rebooting: Do you see a grub menu? If yes, what is the head line / title?
Grub 0.97 or Grub 1.97/ 1.98/ 1.99?
In any case I first would download parted magic and burn a CD (contains many useful tools, e.g. gparted -> you could boot from parted magic and attach a screenshot of gparted).
alfredo

Edit:
http://partedmagic.com/doku.php?id=screenshots
I again booted gparted and while I could not
get screenshot, all there is to see is 298 Gigs unallocated with a yellow triangle. No flags such as boot.
When I boot up the disk I get legacy grub with Mageia first then it's safe boot mode then Fedora (Lovelock).
To get to the Bodhi OS which is Grub 2, I must use Supergrub 2.

Thanks for replying.
 
Old 06-08-2011, 02:52 AM   #4
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Hi!
First I would download PartedMagic 6.1, burn an image and boot from it. There you have GParted 0.8 - maybe you see more than unallocated space. PM contains other tools, and you can access - if the hard disk is okay - relevant files as e.g. menu.lst of Mageia and
config.conf of Fedora.
Please burn it, boot to desktop and report.
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