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    Linux Guru jmadero's Avatar
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    Jul 2007

    Gparted Shows Entire Hard Drive As Unallocated

    Hi All,

    My buddy is hitting a weird issue. He had some clicking coming from his hard drive a couple days ago and assumed his hard drive was gone. Then yesterday he booted it up and it failed to boot a few times but then finally booted into both Windows and Ubuntu (dual boot, not VM). Now he's able to boot into both no problem, he can also access his windows NTFS partition from within Ubuntu.

    The strange thing is that gparted shows the entire hard drive as unallocated despite the partitions being mounted. He has a setup like this:

    /dev/sda1 NTFS unmounted, auto created partition by Toshiba
    /dev/sda2 NTFS /media/Windows
    /dev/sda3 EXT4 /
    /dev/sda4 SWAP
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    Running testdisk from a utility CD might help.

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    Linux Guru Rubberman's Avatar
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    Apr 2009
    I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, in Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
    When he boots to ubuntu, what does "fdisk -l" show?
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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