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On a liveCD install I would recommend not to change much. It's better to configure it later. I resized aHD and it would give me error 15, until i made ...
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    On a liveCD install I would recommend not to change much. It's better to configure it later. I resized aHD and it would give me error 15, until i made a wipe clean reinstall..

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    well to late for the live cd ideas cause i got nervous and installed ubuntu...but only in a little space...like 5gb, so what i need now is a way to recover my data and answering a question someone did be4 all i did was rezise windows and it just wont appear in the boot menu...i guess its still there some where....so what can i do njow to get my files back? i installed ddrescue but i have no idea how to open it

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    Quote Originally Posted by shayvasa View Post
    well to late for the live cd ideas cause i got nervous and installed ubuntu...but only in a little space...like 5gb, so what i need now is a way to recover my data and answering a question someone did be4 all i did was rezise windows and it just wont appear in the boot menu...i guess its still there some where....so what can i do njow to get my files back? i installed ddrescue but i have no idea how to open it
    Suggest you run fdisk -l from a root terminal and check if you have any windows partitions eg NTFS partitions or FAT 32 partitions on the disk you had windows installed on.

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    hope this is it
    shay@shay-desktop:~$ sudo fdisk -l
    [sudo] password for shay:

    Disk /dev/hda: 40.0 GB, 40060403712 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4870 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x21b721b7

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/hda1 * 1 729 5855661 83 Linux

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    Quote Originally Posted by shayvasa View Post
    hope this is it
    shay@shay-desktop:~$ sudo fdisk -l
    [sudo] password for shay:

    Disk /dev/hda: 40.0 GB, 40060403712 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4870 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x21b721b7

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/hda1 * 1 729 5855661 83 Linux
    When I run on my system I get ...
    Disk /dev/hda: 80.0 GB, 80054059008 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9732 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/hda1 * 1 256 2056288+ b W95 FAT32
    /dev/hda2 257 2806 20482843+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/hda3 2807 6460 29350755 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
    /dev/hda4 6461 9732 26282340 83 Linux
    /dev/hda5 2807 4548 13992583+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/hda6 4549 6422 15052873+ b W95 FAT32
    /dev/hda7 6423 6460 305203+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris

    If you only have the one entry as you posted then the windows partition information has been removed. See my earlier post for system recovery ... you need to run testdisk to see if it will find the partition to recover the partition & your data.

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    TestDisk 6.6, Data Recovery Utility, February 2007
    Christophe GRENIER <grenier@cgsecurity.org>
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    TestDisk is free software, and
    comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.

    No harddisk found
    You need to be root to use TestDisk.


    how can i know if im the root??

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    in konsole to become root type:
    su
    and then password you'll see # sign instead of $

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    it wont let me sign in to be the root...how can i know the pass?? it is the same one i choose when i installed ubuntu?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shayvasa View Post
    it wont let me sign in to be the root...how can i know the pass?? it is the same one i choose when i installed ubuntu?
    If you are running Ubuntu, you use sudo rather than su. See this HowTo for more details:

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/ubu...in-ubuntu.html

    ...but yes, it's the password you used when you installed Ubuntu.

    Ubuntu questions in a Mandriva forum are confusing.
    oz

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    Quote Originally Posted by shayvasa View Post
    it wont let me sign in to be the root...how can i know the pass?? it is the same one i choose when i installed ubuntu?
    That's one of the reasons I passed on ubuntu. it's taking away responsibility, like i'm a child. the other was unoptional use of UUID, which made it impossible to double-boot..

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