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Old 11-15-2009, 07:14 PM   #1
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Exclamation debian 5 Lenny hidden my NTFS partition

recently i install debian 5.0 on my laptop. the partition table as below:
partition 1 - vista - ntfs (P)
partitoin 2 - data - data (P)
partition 3 - linux ext2 (L)
partitoin 4 - swap

after installing, i discover my partition 2 got hidden and no way to unhide it. why it hide it in the first place?
Old 11-15-2009, 07:45 PM   #2
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Please define "hide". What, exactly, are you trying to do? What have you done? What are the symptoms of the problem?

Also, post the output of "fdisk -l" and "mount"
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And the contents of the file /etc/fstab would be usefull too.
Old 11-15-2009, 09:22 PM   #4
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Sorry that i wasn't clear in the first place.
The system id of the partition 2 become 17 (hiddent-NTFS) instead of the 07.

This is the rough idea of my fdisk partition output:
Device Boot Id System
/dev/sda1 * 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2 17 hidden-HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda3 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda4 83 Linux
/dev/sda5 linux swap

I could not change the /dev/sda2 to 7 instead. I tried with fdisk linux and it changed back to 17 after reboot. And I tried with disk magment vista, it seems like the partition is greyed out. i am wondering what could have gone wrong.

Sorry that i could not provide further detail on fstab, ( i remember there is no ntfs partitions being mounted when i booted into it ) as i have wiped the partition in the effort of recovering the data in /dev/sda2 ...

I would like to give it another try, but i don't want it to end up in the same situation again...


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