View Full Version : can't find partition

26th May 2008, 03:32 PM
I just installed FC 9 and I've lost my data partition - before, I had an NTFS partition for windows xp, an ext3 partition for ubuntu, swap and a data partition (ext3). Here's what I have now:

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 1717 13791771 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2 1718 1742 200812+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda3 1743 12161 83690617+ 8e Linux LVM

I'm pretty sure that the files are still there on the data partition. Can I still access them? I can't find them anywhere.

26th May 2008, 04:05 PM
Here - I found it
> /dev/sda1 * 1 1717 13791771 7 HPFS/NTFS

Really - what's the issue ? Have you tried mounting the partition ?
Was there another partition ?

yum -y install ntfs-3g
mkdir /tmp/mp
mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sda1 /tmp/mp
ls -l /tmp/mp

26th May 2008, 04:09 PM
I'm not trying to mount the ntfs partition, it's the data partition that was lost. Before the install I had a swap and a data partition, both of those are gone after the install. Can I still access the data partition?

26th May 2008, 04:25 PM
Looks like you picked the "Remove Linux partitions and create default layout" option during installation. Restore your data from the backup copy you made before Fedora installation.

26th May 2008, 05:19 PM
I don't have a backup - is there any other method I can use to restore it?