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I've just installed Fedora 7, i had my hard drive partitioned ready to keep windows in c and install linux in d, during istallation i was given 4 options, i ...
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    Did Fedora 7 wipe my windows xp?


    I've just installed Fedora 7, i had my hard drive partitioned ready to keep windows in c and install linux in d, during istallation i was given 4 options, i was little confused but chose ( use empty space to set up default lay.. ), after running linux i found no windows, no hard disk, please help me, i have some important data in c.

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    Can you post the output of /sbin/fdisk -l? You'll have to be root.

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    thanks for ur immediate respond. i didn't expect it to be so quick, therefor i stepped out.
    i'm really totally new to this, can you please guide me on how to reach that root in 1, 2, 3.. ?

    i really appreciate you.

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    root is the Linux version of an Administrator account. To log in as root execute this:
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    su -
    it will prompt you for root's password. Type it in and hit enter. It won't echo anything (not even ******) so it looks like nothing is being typed but if you type the password in correctly and hit enter you will be root. Then execute this command:
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    /sbin/fdisk -l
    That's a lowercase L . Post the output here.

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    ok, you want me to go first to system
    then administration
    then .. where?

    i do have my password, but do i use it first?
    or shall i use su - first?

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    Go To Applications -> System Tools, then click on Terminal. Then type in those commands I gave you into the window that comes up.

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    Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 1 8354 67102528+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
    Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
    /dev/sda2 8354 16709 67110120 7 HPFS/NTFS
    Partition 2 does not end on cylinder boundary.
    /dev/sda3 16710 16721 96390 83 Linux
    /dev/sda4 16722 19457 21976920 5 Extended
    /dev/sda5 16722 19457 21976888+ 8e Linux LVM
    [root@localhost ~]#

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    OK, it looks like your Windows partition is still there. You can gain read/write access to it by installing ntfs-3g. Check the part of this tutorial marked "Install NTFS Write Support". It's for FC6 but the directions are the same for Fedora 7. When you get to the section of the tutorial that says to add this line to /etc/fstab:
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    /dev/sda1      /mnt/ntfs_p    ntfs-3g      defaults,umask=0 0 0
    replace /dev/sda1 with /dev/sda2.

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    thank you, thank you too much.
    i really appreciate what you did for me.
    one final q please, where do i download that tutorial?

    thank you again and a very pleasant night

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    I'm sorry, I forgot to include the link. Here it is.

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