My Windblows partition no longer visible in Ubuntu

Wojtek.Pilorz wpilorz at
Wed Apr 18 06:32:08 UTC 2007

On Tue, 17 Apr 2007, Krister Ekstrom wrote:

> Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2007 21:56:48 +0200
> From: Krister Ekstrom <krister at>
> To: blinux-list at
> Subject: My Windblows partition no longer visible in Ubuntu
> Hello,
> I have a problem that i don't understand at all.
> I'm trying to mount a windows partition that has always been
> at /dev/hda5, however when i try to do it from the text console i get
> this: "Mount: Special device /dev/hda5 doesn't exist". I don't have a
> clue as to why i have gotten this message at all as i am no programmer.
> Could it be that the system for some reason failed to create the
> partition during startup? What reasons can there be for a partition to
> be invisible?
> /Krister totally clueless
run as root (after su - )

fdisk -l /dev/hda

cat /proc/partitions

This should give you list of partitions as read from partition table,
and what Linux thinks about all partitions available.


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