My Linux partitions are lost.

Vikas.Bhasin at Vikas.Bhasin at
Thu May 13 05:04:19 UTC 2004

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Hi Scott,

Sorry for delayed reply, i was out of station.

I booted in rescue mode and following is the output of 'fdisk -l 

sh-2.05b# fdisk -l /dev/hda
omitting empty partition (5)

Disk /dev/hda : 40.0GB, 40007761920 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/tracks, 4864 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

       Device   Boot    Start     End   Blocks          Id      System
/dev/hda1       *              1       1216      9767488+       7 
/dev/hda2               1217    4864    29302560        f       Win95 
Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda3               2433    4864    19535008+       7       HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda5               1217    1229    104359+ 83      Linux
/dev/hda6               1230    2302    8618841 83      Linux
/dev/hda7               2303    2432    1044193+        82      Linux swap

There are linux partitions but i'm not sure why the start and end of 
blocks are overlapping for different partitions. Looking at above output, 
do you think previous linux installation can be saved.

Thanks and Regards,

Vikas.Bhasin at wrote:

>Is there any way by which i can preserve my previous Linux installation
>and get the GRUB in MBR. Or do I have to reinstall Linux?
>Thanks and Regards,
There is a good chance XP trashed the linux partitions.  Get the rescue
disk booted and send us the output of "fdisk -l /dev/hda", modified for
the appropriate hard drive.

Scott Burns
Mirrabooka Systems

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