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  1. #1

    Windows drive help

    Please forgive me if this has been done to death, but so far I haven't been able to find any remedy for my specific problem.

    I had a dual-boot Windows/Linux setup for a while, but never used the Linux partition so tried to delete it (w/ Partition Expert). That didn't work entirely, but it did render the Linux partition unusable. But recently I reinstalled the Linux drive and now the Windows drive is gone. I don't have any clue about hda numbers. is there a way I can search for all drives on the machine? All the grub fixes I've tried have failed. Any and all help would be much appreciated.

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    Banned jan1024188's Avatar
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    Jul 2006
    hi ccliam
    if you want to know if windows is still there than boot into a terminal and type
    $<enter root password>
    $fdisk -l
    than past the output here

    hda is your primary ide master
    hdb is your primary ide slave
    1 means partition one

    here is a thread with almost the same problem

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    fdisk info

    Disk /dev/hda: 61.4 GB, 61492838400 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 7476 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/hda1 * 1 13 104391 83 Linux
    /dev/hda2 14 7411 59424435 83 Linux
    /dev/hda3 7412 7476 522112+ 82 Linux swap
    [root@ip-81-1-75-40 root]#
    [root@ip-81-1-75-40 root]#

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    Banned jan1024188's Avatar
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    nope there is no more windows partition...sory

    try with removing all from your hdd than install windows first and after that linux...
    for linux is the best if you make unpartitioned space...only on that way you will be 100%sure that you wont hurt windows.....

    i hope that helps

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