Ubuntu Installation :: Windows 7 Ntfs Partition Appeared Unallocated
Apr 7, 2010
[URL] I used testdisk as the replies suggested recovered all my linux partition including my 2 linux distros and boot partitions, but now my windows 7 appeared as unallocated space, which is very ironic, I fixed my last problem only to have situation reversed. I recovered the mbr record from my boot partition, but because that record dose not include the ntfs partition, that partition appears as unallocated space. so how can I make that ntfs partition recognized again so I can update grub and boot to my windows 7 partition? Please help me out, I have had this partition stuck in my computer for a while doing nothing...
I have a laptop with 500GB of hardisk. Here is the picture of my partition: sda1 and sda2 was one partition before, then I resize it to make some room for Windows XP installation. sda6 was sda5 before I shrink sda1. and the unallocated space was sda6 before. I really need some help. How to repair the unallocated partition so I can use it without losing any file in it? I have so much important file in the unallocated partition.
Now however its not letting me resize the Windows partition, mounted or unmounted. It currently occupies the whole disk. I would rather not reinstall the whole thing over again, but I will if I have to. Isnt there an easy way to shrink a Windows partition? I swear Ive done this before and it wasnt this hard. Could it be a problem with the Mint installer that now asks me if I want to unmount my disks before it goes into install mode? On this PC I would like to have
Windows XP Mint Ubuntu-Studio Edubuntu One of the E17 OSs Puppy Linux (to create a remix)
I am probably going to put most of the linux partitions on the second laptop drive but I want to install files on a non WIndows NTFS partition.
I have been duel booting windows 7 and ubuntu 10.04, and wanted to do a fresh install of both. I decided that the easiest thing to do would be to take care of the Windows install first because installing it after always causes problems. I copied all my personal/work/school files onto the Ubuntu partition then proceeded with the installation. Redoing the Windows partitions went as planned however, Windows decided to relabel my Ubuntu partition as "unallocated" instead of ext4. This is bad. I am sure that I did not delete the ubuntu partition, so I'm fairly certain all my files are intact, just not accessible due to the mislabeling. Is there a way to reinstate the partition to ext4 without reformatting it?
I cannot mount my linux partitions and I can't reformat them without losing their content.
Recently I decided to give Ubuntu 10.04 a try and I didn't like it + some drivers were really buggy so I deleted the partition. I can't boot. I covered the process of how I fixed it on my blog here. Anyhow, now I'd like to expand my windows partition as there's 175gb of unallocated space. The problem is gparted won't let me expand it (trying this via liveCD). I've tried mounting/unmounting it's no luck.
using onboard windows disk management i have made 75gb unallocated to add to the aforementioned ntfs data partition. but, after resizing extended partition, will i need to fix grub even though i will be adding the unallocated space to a storage partition and not the ubuntu boot partition?
I am not been able to re size the partition. Can anyone please help. I tried to re size and install ubuntu 10.04 on two machines but it did not work. Details are HP mini ( windows xp pre installed with new ntfs partition). Lenovo thinkpad ( windows vista pre installed).Is new windows partition is non - re sizable?
I'm running Ubuntu 11.04 on my Acer extensa 5620. I need to install windows and setup a dual boot on this machine. Here's what I did. I followed the instructions on this page
and resized my home partition (which is differenet from the file system partition). Anyways, I resized the partition and made a new NTFS partition. This was all done from Live CD. I then rebooted and then tried the windows installation CD. Now here my problem crops up. Windows says that no partition is found. What have I done wrong? Any ideas? Can the drive be damaged or have I made a mistake some where? I did not specify a mount point for the new NTFS partition, does that matter?
After I formated my windows partition using GParted it became Unallocated and moved under Extended partitions. I can't create the unallocated partition as primary one, or drag it out of the extended ones. I tried GParted live CD also, but nothing worked.
I have a 6TB external eSata bay (Lacie BigQuadra). I made a GPT table with only one big ext4 partition. All was ok. I resized the ext4 partition and I created a 1TB NTFS partition. I can use it on Kubuntu but Windows 7 tell me the partition is not formated. When I go back to Kubuntu, parted tell me that the secondary GPT table is not at the end of the disk and tell me it's probably an other OS that thinks the disk is smaller that its real size. It seems Windows 7 thinks the disk size is 2 TB (and modify automaticaly the GPT table and create a secondary GPT table on the middle of the disk).
What can I do to make my NTFS partition visible in Windows 7? What can I do to prevent Windows 7 to move the secondary partition table on the middle of the disk and to modify the primary GPT table ?
I had to reinstall my Ubuntu 10.04 system after some trouble trying to remove a FAT32 partition. I reinstalled using the Live Ubuntu CD (not Ubuntu Studio CD) and seems to work fine. I want to know if its normal to have an unallocated space before the boot partition? I installed GRUB2 in the sdb1, not in main sdb. Ubuntu boots fine, but I was wondering if the unallocated space affects it being detected properly by other systems? When I boot OS X I get an error that the HD is not formatted. Previously I was not getting the error. OS X & Ubuntu are each on a separate SATA HD and Windows XP is on a third IDE HD.
So, I have a 1.5 TB WD My Book that has been working fine since I got it. It has a 250GB WFBS partition and the remaining is NTFS. Worked in Windows, Ubuntu and Mac OS X as well as on my Wii.Now, none of my systems recognize it. Tried on two computers under Ubuntu and Windows. Tried on a third with Mac OS X. On one of the first two, tried Mac OS X via VirtualBox. My Wii will not recognize the WBFS either. Gparted will not recognize it (whether from a Live CD or full install). Disk Utility in the Mac sees it, but as a 2TB unallocated drive. The same for Disk Management in Windows 7. I need some of the stuff on there, plus I want my 1.5TB back forall other purposes. That was Ubuntu 10.10, OS X 10.6.6, Windows 7 and Wii 4.3U. So, marked as "Solved" but that is not exactly true. Ultimately, the drive was found to be a bust and I have Western Digital sending me a new one
I was attempting to format a flash drive, and well, used the wrong sdX device. I've run DiskInternals Partition Recovery tool, and all my files are still there (you have to pay $139 to have it restore the files). Is there any way using tools in linux to restore the ntfs partition/files? It was a single disk with the partition taking the entire drive. I've tried mounting it with the -t option, but it says invalid ntfs signature. Man, two lessons the hard way, make sure you backup (duh) and be careful what you type as root.
im trying to shrink my vista partition with gparted inside ubuntu. I run gparted (and yes i have ntfsprogs) but when i select the ntfs partition and select move/resize it brings up free space preceding... new size... and free space following.so when i input the new size the resize/move button greys out and when i change the freespace following it just puts back my original new size and back and forth.from what i have read i need to run the gparted livecd and go from there. is this true? i know how to do it with diskpart in windows, how to in ubuntu and eventually get rid of windows.my system is 64-bit. [URL]
I have a windows partition on my drive, and I want to access it without having to mount it first, etc. There are just two partitions, windows and Ubuntu. I am running Ubuntu 10.04.1 so I want to mount it on startup. I saw this article: [URL] but I don't know if what it describes will work as it's almost 2 years old. I'm not adverse to commands, in fact would probably prefer those.
I tried to search around for a way to access my windows partition from within Linux. I was unable to mount the same using "mount" command. I read of a tool "ntfs-config" as well, this too didn't work for me.
Please share if anyone out there has an idea on how we can access the windows partition (NTFS) from within Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick.
I am having trouble automounting the ntfs partition. When I try to access the mounted partition, I get an error saying that I don't have permission to view the files. Also, I am not able to change the permissions as root.
This is not a question, I have done it. I just want to post a little howto in case anyone runs into a similar problem.I will not go into particular details, just the rough description. If need details on something, I'll be happy to explain the part in question.
I am working on linux for almost a decade now. However, there are some things that need to be done on windows, like gaming (ATI drivers for linux are still a bit tricky, especially for newer cards) or rs232 (serial port) based apps (old smartphone management, PIC or ATMega Programming, old graphic calculator like TI92 etc.).So in short, I had once set up a windows system. I wanted to use my files both under linux and windows. The solution for this problem is obvious: I used a NTFS partition I could mount under both OS.Since I am a security concerned citizen, I use to encrypt my disks. However I refused using Vista and Win7 hadn't come out yet, so I was running XP64. The opensource LUKS tools didn't work on that system (driver issues), so I used Truecrypt.Some time ago, I abandoned the windows partition after a fault in the MBR, which rendered the Truecrypt bootloader unusable (yes, even with the rescue disc). Since I rarely have to time play games anymore, that's not a major concern. The rest of the tasks can be handled using a virtual machine (in my case Sun's VirtualBox).So, after about 10 months, I had ended up with a severely fragmented, Truecrypt encrypted NTFS partition which badly needed defragmenting. Linux NTFS-3G drivers have become fairly reliable, but their reliabality decreases as the filesystem fragmentation increases. And the only OS which can defragment a filesystem of this time is windows NT.
Procedure: The basic underlying problem is that you need to access your raw device from a windows system that by itself lives in an isolated virtual environment. The SMB/CIFS shares are ok to access data, but NAS Filesystems rely on the servers filesystem and cannot be defragmented.What can be defragmented is a SAN share (iSCSI target), because the protocol by itself forwards the device to the host over a network, not the filesystem.
(1)So first of, make sure you have a virtual machine running windows somewhere. it actually doesn't need to be virtual, it can be a remote computer on the same subnet, but in my case, it is a virtual machine. As I said, I used VirtualBox.
(2)Next make sure the Windows box has access to the same network as your linux host. In VirtualBox I used a network interface in NAT mode. I suppose you could also juggle a second loopback device around on the linux host to fulfill the same purpose and keep the windows box of the public network if that is a concern.
(2.5)If you have encrypted your NTFS partition, you need to decrypt it (not mount it!). Using LUKS, use the cryptsetup command to create a decrypted alias of the partition. If you have used Truecrypt, use it's frontend to mount the partition as you would if you wanted to access data, then unmount the alias from its final mountpoint, thus leaving the unencrypted frontend to the partition intact.
So now you have:A linux host with a fragmented NTFS partition (which might be encrypted) that is not mounted.A windows machine (either virtual or remote) with access to the same subnet as your linux host.
(3)Next you need to setup your unencrypted partition alias as an iSCSI target.
Currently I have ubuntu 10.04 LTS as the only OS.I have two partitions one for ubuntu and it is ext by default for ubuntu's files.The other is empty NTFS. (yes, it is formatted in NTFS but I haven't saved anything yet on it).The problem is: I want to install win xp sp3 on this empty ntfs partition safely (without losing ubuntu).My friend told me ubuntu will be lost even if I didn't touch its own partition.
Storage information: 1st primary:SG 160G ATA 100 1st secondary:WD 160 ATA 133 SATA:WD 1000 2nd primary:DVD 2nd secondary:DVD±RW
Winxp in 1st primary.I did a fresh install of lenny on 1st secondary.
info about lenny setup: 1.Partition list:/boot,/,/home,swap 2.Every partition is XFS except swap.
At the end of installion,lenny installed grub on (hd0) that is 1st primary.
Everything seems OK.Lenny runs OK.
But when I switch back to windows xp,the diskmgmt can not detect hdd's info and the system meets a problem of shutting down.
After many times of trying. I solved the problem by the following way. 1.Boot with windows xp's install CD and use fixmbr on (hd0). 2.Boot with lenny's install DVD , do a grub>root (1,0)>setup (hd1) After that,edit /boot/grub/menu.lst and change (hd0,0) to (hd1,0) and also (hd1,0) to (hd0,0). 3.Reboot and Press F8 for a boot menu then I can select which disk to boot. windows boot from 1st primary's mbr,lenny boot from lenny's grub.
The problem is caused by a bug between GRUB and windows' mbr and maybe more about GRUB and XFS.
I have installed Debian as a second OS alongside Win XP, and now I have Win XP on C drive (if viewed from XP), NTFS, my data files (mainly texts and graphics) on D drive (NTSF), and Debian on ext3. Debian sees and opens files on D.
1. If I read-write from-on this D partition from both OSes, is there a chance the data will be corrupted? 2. If I open a Windows-created TXT, GIF, JPG, HTML or other not-proprietary format file from Debian, edit it and save (just SAVE, not SAVE AS) - will this file remain readable from Windows?
I have a dual-boot system, Windows XP on primary HDD and Fedora on Slave HDD. NTFS -3G is installed in Fedora, but I would like to hide (or not mount) Windows system partition on Fedora boot, as I have multiple users in Fedora and do not want them to access this partition. I do want to mount/display my NTFS D: partition in Fedora. Is there a way to exclude an NTFS partition from mounting by default?
Let's say I have an avi file that contains a virus for ntfs windows xp sp3. I put that file on a linux ext3 partition. Then on a windows xp sp3 nfts computer, I connect to the partition over a network share via smb. I run the file within the share so the file is never physically on the windows xp sp3 computer. In this situation will the virus infect the windows xp ntfs partition?
I would like to combine my Linux partition (/sda3) and /sad1 to give me more disc space. I would also like to combine the two unallocated partitions to install a Windows 7 dual-boot with Ubuntu. How would I do that without totally raping my current Ubuntu install?
I have just installed Open Suse 11.4 Gnome, and I am trying to work on files on my windows partition that is ntfs, and it keeps telling me that they are "read only"......I check my /etc/fstab file and that it shows permissions at the end of the windows partions to be "0 0", which I was told was what was I needed to be able to work on ntfs files in windows?