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Old 07-15-2004, 02:44 PM   #1
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Unhappy I think I killed my old partition... help!

This is what I have right now...

1 40Gig HD (Master) - Has(had?) Win 2000 Pro (NTFS) C:\ BOOT Drive
1 80Gig HD (Slave) - Partitions as follows:

1. 40GB - Personal Files and whatnot (NTFS)
2. 12GB - Linux Partition-Fedora Core 2
3. 1GB - Linux Swap
4. The rest is unallocated space due to partitioning in Fedora setup

1 52x CD-ROM Drive
Mouse, Keyboard, Sound, etc.

Here's the problem:
I was originally going to put the Linux Fedora onto the same C:\ drive by reducing the size of the Windows partition with PartitionMagic8... But when I went to resize it, it froze on 30% for about an hr, so (stupid me) i restarted the computer, hoping that it would be fixed and start over again... not so. Now windows 2000 wont start, it says it has something wrong with the boot or sumthing, i get a blue stop screen.

Well, I decided to install Linux on my other drive, and you can see, I created the partition and Fedora is setup properly now.

I have Fedora Install disks, Win2kPro Discs, and I can make Win2k Boot disks from my other computer. Is there something I can do to fix this mistake, and if so, what is it?

Thanks in advance
Old 07-15-2004, 03:02 PM   #2
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I would try mounting the Windows NTFS partitions from Linux and see if you can get at the Windows files to back them up.

From a command prompt type (don't type the comments):
su - # login as root
mkdir /mnt/c # create a directory under /mnt (eg. /mnt/c)
mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/c # mounts the NTFS part. on /mnt/c (might fail if ntfs.o module is not loaded)
ls /mnt/c

This might give you an idea of the status of the files on the partition. You may be able to copy off the files that you don't want to loose.
Old 07-15-2004, 04:09 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info, but i tried that and when i tried to mount, it said that it couldn't because the volume may have been corrupted or somthing, i have the ntfs module, so that isn't that problem.


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