[Ilugc] Ubuntu Installation problem
peerlessdeepaks at gmail.com
Sat Aug 30 09:20:51 IST 2008
On Fri, Aug 29, 2008 at 11:45 PM, Swapnil Bhartiya <arnieswap at yahoo.com>wrote:
> > I have tried creating fresh partitions using fdisk but that
> > doesnt shw up in
> > the partition tool which comes with ubuntu.
> > fdisk was warning me that my cylinders no.s in harddisk is
> > more than 1024
> > ,hence some partition tools may have problem with reading
> > the partition
> > table. gparted too shows the entire hard disk as a single
> > partition.
> > I have 100 GB of important data in my hard disk and suggest
> > me a way to
> > install back my ubuntu darling without loosing any of them.
> > Regards
> > Deepak.P
> > _________________________
> I once came across similar problem where 320 GB was at stake, I installed
> Testdisk and it restored the partition table and thus saved my data.
> Install Ubuntu on available space without touching the partition where rest
> of the data lies, then install testdisk and follow simple instructions...
I am hearing about testdisk for the first time.Thanks for it .Will try it.
But I would like to understand why this problem exists. fdisk throwed a
error message stating that "the number of cylinders is more than 1024 hence
you may have problems ". If any one has worked with grub/gparted give your
thoughts over it.
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