Ubuntu :: Uninstall - Partition Isn't Recognized By Windows

Apr 15, 2011

I have a computer which I upgraded to Windows 7. But when I upgraded it, I forgot about the Ubuntu Install Inside Windows partition I had, and when my disc was formatted, it deleted Ubuntu but not the partition. The partition isn't recognized by Windows AT ALL, but when I start it up the boot menu still gives me an option to boot into Ubuntu.

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Ubuntu :: Windows Partition Not Recognized In Gparted Live

Feb 14, 2010

I'm trying to add more memory to Ubuntu from my windows partition, but Gparted doesn't seem to recognize the windows partiton. I've done it before using the gparted live cd, so i don't know why it wont recognize the partition. Is there some way to mount it so I can move space around?

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Ubuntu :: Dual Boot - Partition Not Recognized In Windows

Jul 3, 2010

I'm running a dual boot of Ubuntu 9.10 and Windows 7. For months now everything has been just wonderful. Recently, however, I tried to add another partition (in windows) and saw that my Ubuntu partition is recognized as RAW. I formatted it as NTFS originally. In Ubuntu, it is recognized correctly (ext4). I don't know what's going on. I'd like to be able to install drivers to recognize this partition in Windows. Will I have to reformat? I'm not sure if it's at all connected, but probably worth mentioning: while booting into Ubuntu, I received an error about "usplash mode failed." It also said something about "mount of filesystem failed." (I really, really wished I had written down the error message.) Everything seems to work now.

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General :: Vfat Partition Not Recognized By Windows 7?

Dec 13, 2010

I have a 320GB external HDD with 2 partitions, both primary:

1. vfat 100GB
2. ext3 remainder

Both were formatted when I created them with qtparted. Windows 7 sees them, and says they are healthy, but does not recognize the vfat partition. Is it too big, perhaps? Short of moving everything off the vfat partition and recreating it with W7, how do I fix it? I think W7 uses some sort of extended fat32 now?

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Ubuntu :: Ext4 Partition Recognized As Part Of Original NTFS Partition In Fdisk

Jul 18, 2011

I just installed ubuntu via the windows executable and I couldn't mount my NTFS partition. I found this a little odd and I checked fdisk and it seems to think I don't have an ext4 partition as my entire internal HD is displayed as NTFS.

Here's the fdisk output:

When i try to mount the NTFS partition /dev/sda2 i get the following output:

I can't make heads or tails out of this. Anyone know what's going on here?

Windows recognizes that 30GB were taken from the NTFS partition for my linux install. It reads the max partition size as 465GB. fstab reports the NTFS partition size as 488GB.

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Ubuntu :: Uninstall On Partition?

Jan 31, 2010

ok so i installed the full installation of ubuntu on its own harddrive,while i have windows 7 on a different harddrive.'m trying to uninstall ubuntu from that harddrive and install my xp on there but cant seem to do it, tried different suggestions but i have problems doing it, if someone could please explain in good detail and easy for a newbie of computers to understand,

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Ubuntu Installation :: Resizing Windows Partition - Install Files On A Non Windows NTFS Partition

Jul 22, 2010

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
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.

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May 31, 2011

I got tired of dual booting on my old computer so on the new computer I am planning to run XP on VMware Player. The problem is that on the new computer neither Ubuntu or XP can "see" the FAT32 partition. I intend to use the FAT32 partition for photo images and old Windows files and need access from both Ubintu and XP.

Partition table entries are not in disk order.

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Ubuntu :: Trying To Uninstall And Delete Partition

Oct 9, 2010

A few months ago I decided to install ubuntu as a separate partition on my laptop which already had Windows 7. I am finally ready to remove it because I need the extra hard drive space.So: I have downloaded G-Parted and boot from the disk. When i select all the default settings, I am getting a "fatal server error no screens". Anyone have any ideas what to do? Ideally I want to remove the unbuntu partition and give Windows 7 all the HD space.

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General :: Windows - Deleting Linux Partition And Grub Boot Loader Without Affecting The Windows Partition At All?

Aug 30, 2011

I am currently running a dual boot machine with Ubuntu 11.04 and Windows Vista.Is there any way I can delete the Linux partition and Grub boot loader without affecting the Windows partition at all?I would also like to be able to repartition all of the space that was previously occupied by Linux.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Uninstall Without Effecting XP Partition

Aug 1, 2010

I have had ubuntu on my PC for a number of years, but its getting slower and slower so I have decided to uninstall in and maybe put xbuntu on instead, how do I get rid of it without killing my xp partition?

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Ubuntu :: Unable To Uninstall 10.10 For Re-installation On New Partition

Apr 26, 2011

I recently installed Ubuntu 10.10 (to make me do more work by taking away the distractions of Windows games etc) but for some reason it decided to install on a really small partition even though I left everything as default and so after about 1 day of using it and installing some programs it keeps warning me "There is only 11mb free space!" etc. and everything runs really slow because of this.

So I am wanting to uninstall ubuntu and grub so I can reinstall them but I don't know how to uninstall. In win7 if I go into Computer>Manage>Storage>Disk Management, there is no Ubuntu partition, just the 1TB partition that win7 is on, so I can't go about the "deleting the partition" method that people have given as a solution on this and other forums.

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Ubuntu :: Can't Access Or Even Find Files On Windows Partition Or Windows Partition Itself

Sep 24, 2010

After several times install & reinstall,i got a stable dual boot vista / ubuntu 10.10.,but i can't access or even see my windows partition from ubuntu,i installed my dual boot with wubu this time,in previous installation when i didn't use wubi , i didn't have such a problem & windows partition with all my files in it (windows files,media ,etc,) was easily accessible from "places" on ubuntu . I already disabled windows firewall & other security options but nothing changed

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OpenSUSE Install :: How To Get Ubuntu Partition Recognized

Dec 9, 2009

Well, I installed OpenSUSE and now I can't boot my Ubuntu partition! There is no option for it in the boot loader, but it exists because I can mount it when I am on my desktop and see all my files. First time I tried OpenSUSE, and it has a great KDE integration!

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Ubuntu :: Partition Table Not Recognized In Gparted?

Aug 1, 2010

I upgraded Windows to 7 from Vista. My Acer laptop had a recovery partition with Vista on it. I don't know, what I was thinking, after the update I deleted the recovery partition. Then got in to problem that Partition Table is deleted. Recovered the partition and partition table with LiveUSB and gpart.

So laptop was working again in about 30mins. Now I see the following issue. Laptop boots and works fine both in Ubuntu (default OS) and Win7. In Disk Utility the partitions are shown as in attachment. In Gparted the disk is not recognized as partition table is not recognized (so I guess) Output of fdisk is here for ref;

home@home-laptop:~$ sudo fdisk -l
[sudo] password for home:
Warning: ignoring extra data in partition table 7
Warning: ignoring extra data in partition table 7
Warning: ignoring extra data in partition table 7


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Jun 3, 2011

About 3-4 years ago I installed a new harddrive in my computer (XP Pro) and moved the old system disk drive to be secondary. I installed Grub and partitioned it in half. I installed Fedora on one partition and installed XP on the other. Now I want to keep the XP and replace the Fedora with another Linux like Ubuntu or Mint to try them out. I am not sure what I need to do to replace the Fedora and keep XP. Could someone give some idea how this would be done? I don't remember exactly how I did it at the time or what tools I had used or what I will need.

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General :: Uninstall Grub From Logical Partition

Dec 28, 2010

I'm multi-booting with Windows 7 x64 and (at least) Linux Mint. Because I hadn't yet made a backup of my MBR, when I installed Linux Mint on a logical partition, I told the installer to put GRUB on the partition instead of in the MBR. This turned out to be useless, as I need to use GRUB from a boot disk to get into the GRUB I installed. Before installing it in the MBR, I'd like to get it out of the partition, preferably without wiping and reinstalling Linux. I don't relish the prospect of going through two layers of GRUB when I want to boot Linux. How do I get it out, or what other options are available to me?

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Ubuntu Installation :: XP Partition Is NOT Recognized - Cannot Dual Boot?

Feb 22, 2010

Absolute newbie to Linux (assume I'm a complete dummyhead. I don't understand anything about Linux.). Just bought 500GB HDD. Made 3 partitions, 1 for Linux, 1 for Windows, and 1 for data.

1st, installed Win XP on 2nd partition (NTFS)
Then installed 64-Bit Ubuntu on 1st partition (Ext4)
(Created a 2 GB partition and for the swap file.)

Not sure which partition is primary, extended, etc., never really understood all that stuff anyways. XP was working perfectly, till I installed Ubuntu. Now, it just boots straight into Ubuntu, doesn't give the option to boot into XP. Tried everything I know, but it will not give the option to go into XP.

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Ubuntu :: Ext3 Partition Recognized Incorrectly As Silicon_medley_raid_member?

Mar 21, 2011

I have a very strange issue. I have a desktop Ubuntu 10.04 system that has worked just fine for months. Now suddenly grub won't find the root partition which is an ext3 partition (/dev/sda2).The strange thing about this -- I can boot with the install CD and can mount it just fine when using mount -t ext3. If I don't supply the "ext3" type however it identifies the type as "silicon_medley_raid_member" and can't mount it. If I go into the Ubuntu 10.04 Admin>Disk Utilty -- it too identifies the type of the partition as "silicon_medley_raid_member" not ext3. Same with blkid -p. With that I get:

/dev/sda2: VERSION="42758.8269" TYPE="silicon_medley_raid_member" USAGE="raid"I have other ext3 partitions that are recognized OK. When I mount the strange partition forcing ext3 -- it too seems ok. I ran fsck.ext3 on it -- with -f - and no errors were found. I backed up the partition with tar -- again -- no errors archiving. I've even tried zeroing the first 1024 bytes of the partition -- that had no effect on this issue.So what is going on with this. Any ideas? Any ideas how to fix this issue? What am I missing?

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Ubuntu Installation :: No HD Recognized To Partition In Disk Setup

Apr 23, 2011

When trying to install Kubuntu 10.04 32-bit (or Ubuntu 10.04 64-bit) it does not show me any hard drive to partition in the 'Disk Setup' (I've clicked all the buttons on that screen to see if I can encourage it!) and will not let me past that point in the installation process (because, obviously, no root file system has been defined). I have done something very bad to my computer. As an aid to selling my computer, I decided to (try to) install Windows 7. I booted into a live Ubuntu CD and used Gparted to reformat my hard drive. After several issues with the Windows boot CD I decided to pull up FastBuild Utility, and did something which included deleting LD and Defining LD again. Didn't make any difference with the Win 7 install. I am now trying to return my computer to a functional state in the sanctuary of Kubuntu 10.04.

Tried installing Win XP which I have installed successfully on another computer. Got an error message: "Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer" - presumed that was because of something I did with FastBuild Utility (2006). I've tried as many different options in this as I think could make a difference. Booted into DR-DOS and deleted partitions and created a FAT 32 partition. Booting into the live Ubuntu 10.04 CD again and used GParted to create an NTFS Primary Partition taking up all the hard drive. As above and deleting all partitions in GParted. Checking into BIOS and changing the SATA Operation from 'RAID On' to 'RAID Autodetect / ATA' (Now changed back again to the default 'RAID On.').

Loaded Defaults in BIOS - I've been running Ubuntu 10.04 x64 on it since it came out with these settings. At all points I have tried to install Ubuntu 10.04 64 bit, Kubuntu 10.04 32 bit (and Win XP) with no success. In the Kubuntu install, when I get to the Disk Setup part of the installation process it offers me no information whatsoever. My hard drive has all partitions deleted because of my last action in GParted. May need to define a partition. What as? I'm still convinced that my playing in FastBuild Utility (2006) is probably the root cause of this, and so quite likely to be a good place to go to solve this. I think I've set everything as it was, but can't be 100% on that.

My Computer:
Dell Inspiron 1721, AMD Turion x64 dual core, FUJITSU MHW2120BH 120GB HDD.

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Slackware :: Partition No More Recognized After Upgrade To 13.1?

Jun 5, 2010

One partition of my pata drives is not recognized anymore after upgrade. Using fdisk the partition is seen but just 33,8 GB of the 205 GB drive is recognized at all.


root@7of9:~ >>> /sbin/fdisk -l /dev/sdd
Disk /dev/sdd: 33.8 GB, 33820286976 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4111 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes


The filesystem is ok. Booting Slackware 12.2 the partition is recognized and mountable. why /dev/sdd4 is not recognized by Slackware 13.1?

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Ubuntu :: Uninstall For Windows 7?

Oct 17, 2010

It seems like all I can find as far as tutorials are for dual booting... I simply want to delete my ubuntu operating system and replace it with Windows 7. There is no data that I need to save, I just need to delete it.

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Ubuntu :: Uninstall Windows 7 Within 11.04

Jul 1, 2011

I've been using Ubuntu for atleast 8 months now but today I bought a new laptop and I followed a thread that said to install gpartition and delete all the partitions that said "FAT32" and "nfts" or something but all but one had those and it was called "unallocated" with no memory. It was easier on 10.10 because it asked if I wanted to fully erase Windows. How do I do this safely and JUST KEEP UBUNTU 11.04 on my laptop?

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Jan 1, 2010

I have a weird problem with an sata partition. This drive is onle volume of an md raid set, and has one partition filling the whole drive. of type "fd" ( linux raid autodetect). When my machine boots, the drive containing this partition is present as /dev/sdc. However, the partition is not - there is no /dev/sdc1. If I look at the partition table in fdisk, all appears to be fine. If I do anything that causes the partition table to be rescanned (such as writing in fdisk, or running partprobe, ... ), the partition shows up fine at that point and all data is present and when I assemble the RAID using it, its in sync. This drive is attached to the same (motherboard) controller as my other drives which have their partitions recognized just fine.

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General :: NTFS Partition Mount - Not Recognized

Feb 6, 2011

If I mount ntfs partition there is a problem it display the msg that ntfs partition is not recognized.

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Mar 31, 2011

So I recently installed openSUSE KDE (latest build, don't know the number?). total linux noob, been a windows user all my life. right now i'm dual-booting between win 7 and opensuse KDE. i originally alotted for a parsley 10gb only to use as a backup whenever my windows inevitably starts having problems and i have no access or means to repair it/ use as a secure place to scan my windows partition and external drives for viruses. i want to expand my opensuse partition.

so my problem is this: i have a 200gb windows partition, a 15 gb partition (U) i set up to do file swapping cross-os (which i couldnt figure out how to work, btw. formatted it in FAT32). and my 10 gb suse partition (O). i tried using the built-in KDE partition manager to shrink or completely do away with U, and expand the suse partition. the problem is my suse partition is ecapsulated by an extended partition, whatever that is, and suse has its own 1.5 gb "swap" partition. after shrinking U i tried expanding O, but it said i was already at max size. tried expanding extended, also didnt work, same goes for the 1.5 gb suse swap partition.

i read in another post that i could do the resizing via some sort of bootable disc, the only problem is that i have no access to cd or dvd blanks, and i have no usb thumb drives just 2 external hd's - 1tb and 250gb. so how can i go about expanding my opensuse partition? the easiest way i could think of is to just reformat/repartition from windows, and reinstall opensuse from my boot dvd. only problem with that is i cant SEE my suse partition from windows...

i imagine i could also just boot from the dvd and run the installer again, and use the partitioner built into the installer, but i didn't really feel comfortable with it the first time around. im know my way around a computer but all of a sudden it blindsided me with a ton of options i know nothing about, it was a little too complicated.

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Ubuntu :: Get Just Windows Boot After Uninstall?

Feb 11, 2010

Uninstalled Wubi version of Ubuntu 9.04 and at start up the boot still comes up with Ubuntu and Windows for 20 seconds then starts in Windows. How do I get it back to just booting Windows as before?

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May 3, 2010

when i was downloading for more than 5 hrs. of ubuntu netbook direct in my dell inspiron 1525 ...after installing ubuntu in my laptop dell 1525..when i uninstall it..the message appeared like this

ubuntu uninstaller
error exucting command >>command=c:windowsystem32cedit.exe/delete {8dc828b3-0aa7-11df-b760-001d09417130}/f
>>stderr=an error occured while attempting to delete the specific entry.

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Mar 31, 2011

I admit it, Ubuntu is a good system, but I only installed it onto a Windows 98 because I wanted it to connect with a newer computer. It didn't work, and now I have to stand by so I can select my version. How can I remove Ubuntu now?

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Jun 22, 2011

I installed Linux since I really enjoy the OS, alot more fun than Windows, but the problem is that I cant play any game when I'm bored. So I'm going to install Windows and then install Linux alongside again,

But to do that I need to uninstall Ubuntu, so my question is, how do I do that? I tried to just boot from the Windows CD, but after a while it says that it cant proceed caused by an error that says that my CD/DVD-Rom or my USB is failing or that is isin't connected, cant really remember. But my DVD-rom works perfectly when not running the Windows-CD.

Is this problem caused by that my HDD got EXT4 instead of NTFS?

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