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Old 08-25-2004, 06:38 PM   #1
DeadlyMuffin
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Windows killed my partitions


I have a 160 gig drive (it had NTFS and ReiserFS partitions) on a dual boot system, slack 10 and XP. I almost never used XP because it was so cluttered, and I figured the best thing to do would be to reformat the windows system partition (completely different drive) and reinstall.

After reinstalling, I found that both the NTFS and reiser FS partitions on the 160 gig drive, which I didn't even install on, are gone, instead it says that the whole thing is one big raw partition 128 gigs large.

I can't read them in linux either.

Am I SOL here??? I had a LOT of really really important data on that disk, what can I do?

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Old 08-25-2004, 07:02 PM   #2
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When you say you can't read them in linux. did you try fdisk /dev/hda
 
Old 08-25-2004, 07:05 PM   #3
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Yes. Of course. it now thinks it's a partition of type "Fat16 <32"

If I look at it with partition magic from windows, it just says "BAD".

I don't even have the individual partitions anymore, windows fucked them.
 
Old 08-25-2004, 07:14 PM   #4
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Sorry but it does sound like you are screwed.

By the way, you aren't the deadlymuffin from the mac days on hotline?
 
  


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