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Old 02-13-2011, 04:17 PM   #16
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post outputof
fdisk -l
 
Old 02-13-2011, 04:51 PM   #17
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let me get this right: you want me to post what my computer says when i type fdisk -1?

when i enter fdisk 1, it says unable to open 1
when i enter fdisk -1, it says invalid option

or did i misunderstand you?
 
Old 02-13-2011, 05:05 PM   #18
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Fdisk -l excuse the font (lower case -L)
My lower case L looks like a 1.
 
Old 02-13-2011, 05:11 PM   #19
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hahaha! actually, once i saw how i typed 1 i should have realized it was an l.

brad@brad-VGN-NS11M-S:~$ fdisk l

Unable to open l
brad@brad-VGN-NS11M-S:~$ fdisk -l
brad@brad-VGN-NS11M-S:~$
 
Old 02-13-2011, 05:13 PM   #20
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quick update: i don't know what just happened but everything is moving really fast right now!

what did you do??? lol!
 
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FYI, it's always recommended to wrap any commands/code in the CODE tags. It improves readability of code.

try:

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sudo fdisk -l
 
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quick update: i don't know what just happened but everything is moving really fast right now!

what did you do??? lol!

The fdisk command lists the partition table. Your network must have been overloaded or there was some other reason not connected to your system.
 
Old 02-13-2011, 05:18 PM   #23
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this is what i get when i type sudo fdisk -l


Disk /dev/sda: 250.1 GB, 250059350016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x0006c1a7

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 29255 234983424 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 29255 30402 9212929 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 29255 30402 9212928 82 Linux swap / Solaris

Disk /dev/sdb: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x24796452

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 1 121601 976758784 7 HPFS/NTFS
 
Old 02-13-2011, 05:20 PM   #24
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things seem to be working normally now. has the problem been fixed by doing this or am i just being hopeful?
 
Old 02-13-2011, 05:23 PM   #25
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It looks like your first disk (250GB) doesn't contain any windows partitions any longer.
The second one must have been your windows data partition, is that correct?
 
Old 02-13-2011, 05:28 PM   #26
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i have no windows partition anymore. after the recovery disk deleted windows, i decided to install ubuntu completely on the disk, removing any other partition that was there. i probably shouldn't have because there was most likely still some windows recovery data on one of the partitions, but i couldn't access it.
 
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ah, i think the second disk you see there is my portable hard disk.
 
Old 02-13-2011, 05:33 PM   #28
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Is sdb another drive?
If so
"sudo os-prober"
"sudo updtae-grub"
You may or may not have to use sudo
 
Old 02-13-2011, 05:37 PM   #29
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sdb is my portable hard disk. it's currently attached to my computer so i can use the ubuntu backup i have there (which i can't get to work; another thread to post! lol!).
 
Old 02-13-2011, 05:40 PM   #30
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Well atleast os is up and running.
Now if you want to try different os you can either run from live cd or install to virtual box for testing.
Congrats!
 
  


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