OpenSUSE Install :: 11.3 /dev/sda Missing In Partitions?

Aug 22, 2011

I have an acer travelmate 632 running 11.3.The grandkids have been playing playing frozen bubble in fullscreen mode but the "full screen" was actually only the central part of the monitor.Yesterday, there were a bunch of updates. Today, the kids again played frozen bubble but this time, the "full screen" was really the full screen, not the sub-window. After exiting the game, a window popped up telling me that a monitor had been disconnected and would I like to reconfigure. I said yes.

After reboot, the graphical login failed saying that a serious error had been encountered and that I should consult the KDM logs. I went to console mode but was unable to log in. Neither as root or as the regular user. Both fail with "Login incorrect". In fact, the only way in now is via single-user mode.

Looking through the /var/log/messages, I see a curious set of mesages complaining the, for instance, "/dev/sda4 is not in PARTITIONS" note the upper-case. I then see that, despite what "mount" tells me, ?home (sda4) and /boot (sda1) are not mounted. That is, I cannot list their contents. If I manually mount those partitions, I can list their contents.

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Ubuntu :: Partitions Missing After XP Install / What To Do?

Feb 8, 2010

Alright, so I've been reinstalling OSes quite a bit lately, mostly Linux distros. I decided I wanted to play a game that I had that only worked in XP, so I cleared a partition for it and installed it there. I figured I'd be able to reinstall GRUB2 later and get back into my Ubuntu install - and even if I couldn't, my home folder was stored in a separate partition so it wouldn't be lost...

...well whoops, that was a mistake. When I booted up the live CD, GParted showed that entire hard disk as unallocated space. Disk Utility's output shows everything but the Ext4 partitions (and displays some ridiculously large amount of unallocated space near the end). Fdisk gives me this: code...

From what I've read while searching about this, the Windows install screwed up my partition table... but I haven't yet figured out how to fix this. My two Ext4 partitions are missing (though my one Ext3 partition is still there)... does anyone have any advice?

I can still read my Ubuntu partition (/dev/sda5) in the terminal, but not through file managers, and the partition where my home folder was stored is just missing altogether - exactly the opposite of what I intended when I created it. =/

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Aug 4, 2010

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Dec 8, 2009

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Dec 9, 2009

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Apr 10, 2010

I have a pretty weird problem, which is that I can't format any partitions anymore.

It started when my laptop suddenly froze and I killed it (I just ran FF, IRC client, Kopete, ... and I think the last thing I did was plugging in a USB drive). When I wanted to boot the machine again it gave me a lot of errors that the root and the home partitions are both corrupted.

Repairing the system with the DVD didn't help at all and finally I removed all the partitions to reinstall the whole system.

During the installation it can create the partitions, but it can't format them with ext4.

I tried to format the partitions with a live CD and YaST Partioner and the same problem showed up code...

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May 24, 2010

Texts about partitioning with LVM are quite technical.However I should like to find a text explaining me how to manually make LVM-partitions in OpenSuSE. Like which ones, how big, how to do it. I made an auto LVM with /home. Problem is my entire disk is not used (/root was 5GB max /home was only 7GB max on sda2)and I was not able to make the partitions the seize I wanted.

I have now sda1 configured as /home 280GB and sda2 with the proposed partitioning of Yast. So only 5,9 GB for root. It looks like my try-out is working fine, however. Using normal partitioning is not a good option on my PC. He shows lots of black screens. With LVM no problem at all.

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Oct 7, 2010

Since i first installed my openSuse 11.2 on the laptop, I didn't know how much space I'd need for this OS to run. Now I've encuntered the worst - The root prartition is 6GB big and it might run out of space shortly (700MB left).I had Win XP on it but as soon as I learned openSuse to make basic tasks - i removed the ntfs partition.The HDD is 28GB, I have 6GB root, 7,5GB home, 750MB swap (512MB RAM) ans 14,65GB free space off the deleted NTFS.Is there any way to join the partitions, so the root can be 16GB in space and home around 12GB?

Or maybe just make another second /home partition and use a program to allocate the "missing bytes" from root to another partition if it runs out of space?

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May 5, 2010

I'm running WIN 7 and trying to dual boot with 11.2--the install goes fine until I get to partitioning. Then I get this message: Del windows partition /dev/sda1 Resize impossible due to inconsistent FS try checking FS under windows.Del/dev/sda3 Del Windows /dev/sda5.Then it wants to install extended, swap and root. I tried to resize the partition prior to intalling SuSE with paragon partition manager which failed.Could someone tell me how I should be setting up the partitions on install please.

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May 22, 2011

I'm trying to migrate from Ubuntu but I'm stuck at partitioning part of the installation... The problem is that the partitions are not recognized (I have NTFS + EXT3). I see only /dev/sda and it says it's unpartitioned When installing Ubuntu I had similar problem and I was solving it by removing dmraid.

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Mar 17, 2010

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Apr 3, 2010

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Oct 15, 2010

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Mar 24, 2011

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Dec 28, 2009

I have Installed windows 7 over windows xp in the first partition (primary) and I lost linux partitions and there are two ntfs partitions didn't deleted.want to recover linux partiotns becose they have important data ,or recover files from deleted partitions.used opensuse DVD trying to recover grub but it says there are no linux partitions.

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Dec 29, 2009

I have Windows XP and OpenSuSE 11.1 installed on my laptop. I have recently removed the recovery partition provided by the laptop manufacturer (HP) to free up some space and ideally I would like to be able to add the free space to the existing Windows partition.The current partition set up is as follows:

Disk size 93Gb, P = Primary, L = Logical, U = Unallocated
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Jan 19, 2010

I have been using GHOST for quite a few years to back up my Windoze partitions from NTFS to a series of images on a fat32 partition. I usually boot off a DOS7 bootable CD and simply ghost over to the fat32 partition.

I am rebuilding my laptops and desktops to dual boot Windows7 and Suse 11.2

My goal is to create restore images from my NTFS and ext3 partitions into directories on the fat32 partition for a restoration to my "gold baseline" build after any corruption.

My partition layout is below. This is output from gdisk.exe in DOS7. It's an 80gig drive.

1 = Windows-7
2 = /boot
3 = swap
5 = /
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Jan 21, 2010

I can't edit the partitions in the install setup. When I go tyo the Expert Partitioner, I see a hard disk (sda) with no partitions or user devices, and 2 RAID devices:* /dev/md126 with 465.76 GB, not encrypted, type RAID1 (no info for chunk size, parity or file system)* /dev/md127 with 2.2 MB, not encrypted, RAID_UNKNOWN (no info for chunk size, parity or file system)I didn't try to do anything in the RAID part because I wanted to preserve Win 7, but I dared to add a partition in the "hard disk" (sda) and I get an error: "the disk is in use and cannot be modified".

The behavior of Ubuntu 9.1 x64 installation is much alike.I have googled with every keyword combination I remembered, but I can't find anything that gives me a clue to what may be happening.I have already tried the 3 SATA configurations (the IDE that works with the installed Win 7, AHCI and RAID), but the result is always the same. Now the strangest thing is that fdisk and parted correctly identify the partitions. As far as I remember, parted isn't able to do modifications and fdisk says that the boundaries of the first, tiny partition, doesn't match the number of cylinders (or something like it). However, I was able create a partition with fdisk on the empty space and format it, delete it again and repeat the process a couple of times with no errors. The partituions are signed as msdos.

GParted from Ubuntu also shows the partitions, but I didn't try to do any modifications, namely because I don't think that it can solve my problem and I don't want to risk installing windows again.The hardware is brand new, a Asus M4A785Td-V Evo with an Amd Phenom II X4 965 and a WDC-WD5000ACCS-0 500 Gb HD. My lazyness made me asking the guys from whom I bought it to install Win7 Ultimate 64 in a NTFS partition, leaving half the disk untouched.y assure me that it is a "plain vanilla" ("next, next, next") installation . I guess I could try to see if I could do the partition setup in the "RAID" part of the Expert partitioner, but I have strong doubts that it solves the problem and it would be quite boring to conclude that I ruined the windows installation for nothing.

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Disco /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
Units = cilindros of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x3bef74b8

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Sep 9, 2010

On my triple-boot PC:

SuLinux:~ # fdisk -l
Disk /dev/sda: 250.1 GB, 250059350016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes


Will the above procedure accomplish this objective, without crippling openSUSE ? The second swap partition has never shown any activity (on SUSE). I understand (from Using shared swap files) that a single swap partition may be shared. Since these areas are relatively small, It is not inconvenient to maintain separate swap partitions.

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Nov 27, 2010

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(host):~ # smartctl -a /dev/sdb
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As every time when a new OpenSuse Version arrives, I tried to install 11.4 (I have 11.2 ans 11.3 on separate partitions, + a Windows 7 that already was there when I bought my computer). Previous versions always recognized existing installations and added them to the Grub list, 11.4 doesen't... it merely recognizes the Windows. This is blocking me from testing it before adopting, as I always do, as I don't know how to add these entries manually; I'm too afraid not to be able to add the entries once installed, and not being able to use my older versions in case I have troubles. What went wrong in this release that developers forgot this important part? How I could manually add my entries for 11.2 and 11.3?

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I Just Recently Installed OpenSUSE with GNOME Desktop and was surprised to know that none of my NTFS Partiitions were mounted to the Linux File System. Earlier I had Installed Open SUSE with KDE Desktop and there were no problems, everything was readily mounted and i could access the NTFS Partitions. I am a Total Newbie To Linux. Give Me The Syntax To Mount The NTFS Partitions in Following Partition Table Acquired with fdisk :

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I have a mounting rack in which I try to plug in various HDDs. Now, all of them have vfat. Blkid returns something like:

/dev/sda7: UUID="4B16-F1E8" TYPE="vfat" The UUID looks abnormally short to me. I found no way to obtain a longer, typical UUID, and when I set Yast2 partitioner to mount by UUID, it sees and it successfully uses the short UUID. Yast2 even adds it to /etc/fstab like this: UUID=4B16-F1E8 /windows/C vfat users,gid=users,umask=0002,utf8=true 0 0 However, this short UUID is useless in /etc/fstab. It doesn't work at boot time and it doesn't work when I try to mount manually. xxxxx:~ # mount /windows/C mount: special device UUID=4B16-F1E8 does not exist. Also, one cannot find these short UUIDs in /dev/disk/by-id/.

For a billion reasons, I really want to mount these FAT32 partitions by UUID. Do I have any way to do it?

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