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i booted the ubuntu live cd becuase you can see the files on the windows partition from it, and it was filled with a bunch files with random names like ...
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- 08-31-2008 #21
and it was filled with a bunch files with random names like
just random characters for the names and none of the normal files and folders werevisible
so i went to reformat the hardrive and it said the total hd size was 130gb when its a 160gb hd
idk i think i screwed it all up, thanx for the help though...Microsoft isn't evil, they just make really crappy operating systems.
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- 08-31-2008 #22
- 08-31-2008 #23
Try booting from the Ubuntu live CD again and run sudo fdisk -l ... does it show valid partition information? Something like testdisk may help you out of a spot ... I've used it to recover partition information but not had that much sucess with files.
How valuable is the data to you?
When you tried the re-install of Xubuntu how did the partition info get trashed?