now i think i am in some serious trouble. here is what happened:
1) during the installation of opensuse i removed the option to mount two partitions, root and home, and had everything on one ext3-partition. i could not use all of the available 31.49gb, but could only choose round numbers - i ended up with 31gb.
2) when i had a look at the extended windows-partition, i found out i'd rather ask you guys one more time before i change anything. that is because the partition is supposed to be 263gb big in gparted [screenshot
], but contains only 244gb in windows [screenshot
] (partition > check as a possible solution?).
3) i extended the ext3-partition flagged "boot, lba" and containing opensuse to 31.49gb. after a restart i was stunned to see the machine telling me "error - no operating system".
4) with a friend's "ultimate boot cd" i ran fixmbr, fixboot and chkdsk in a hope to recover what has been lost. i ended up with making the windows partition my boot-partition. at the same time, chkdsk told me that "the volume appears to contain one or more unrecoverable problems" [screenshot
]. does this indicate a physical error?
now i'd like to get linux back to work. but i really don't dare doing anything. my friend recommended "easybcd", but does opensuse come with a recovery option for messed up bootloaders and the like? i'd probably start trying to save some data i, being stupid, "backed up" on the linux partition. hope a live-cd works for that.
best regards & big thanks in advance!
: i move around, deleted and backed up some 65gb from my windows-partition to do a defragmentation of it earlier today.