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    ok heres what happen
    i decided to download suse 11 so i did
    and everything worked fine but when i rebooted the computer so i could go back into windows xp
    it wasn't there it wasnt in the list (this was two days ago)
    i have changed the menu.lst like 30 times no help
    and windows dosent show up in the fdisk thing
    soo.
    heres my os information
    OS: Linux 2.6.25.5-1.1-default x86_64
    Current user: lil94c@linux-41j6
    System: openSUSE 11.0 (x86_64)
    KDE: 4.0.4 (KDE 4.0.4 >= 20080505) "release 15.1"

    and heres my fdisk i ran it as root

    Disk /dev/sda: 250.0 GB, 250059350016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0xcab10bee

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 1 262 2104483+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/sda2 * 263 2873 20972857+ 83 Linux
    /dev/sda3 2874 30401 221118660 83 Linux

    that is all it says
    umm heres my muenu .lst

    # Modified by YaST2. Last modification on Wed Jul 23 07:02:50 EDT 2008
    default 0
    timeout 8
    gfxmenu (hd0,1)/boot/message
    ##YaST - activate

    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: linux###
    title openSUSE 11.0
    root (hd0,1)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.25.5-1.1-default root=/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_HDT722525DLA380_VDS41DT4FL5XGJ-part2 resume=/dev/sda1 splash=silent showopts
    initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.25.5-1.1-default

    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: failsafe###
    title Failsafe -- openSUSE 11.0
    root (hd0,1)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.25.5-1.1-default root=/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_HDT722525DLA380_VDS41DT4FL5XGJ-part2 showopts ide=nodma apm=off acpi=off noresume edd=off x11failsafe
    initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.25.5-1.1-default

    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: Kernel-2.6.25.5-1.1-default###
    title Kernel-2.6.25.5-1.1-default
    root (hd0,1)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.25.5-1.1-default root=/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_HDT722525DLA380_VDS41DT4FL5XGJ-part2 resume=/dev/sda1 splash=silent showopts
    initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.25.5-1.1-default

    title Windows bootloader menu
    rootnoverify (hd0,1)
    chainloader (hd0,1)+1"



    i added the last one because just because
    so im awsome in windows but
    linux is a whole nother thing im fairly new (2 days) so can u guys help?

    ive tried almost everything

    (edit)
    grub works perfect
    and in the bootloader it dosent show up neither
    i really want to ablity to boot back and forth but if not just
    HELP ME GET MY FILES BACK ive tried mounting them but theres no sda for windows
    = screwed
    HELP!!!

  2. #2

    Default Re: HELP!!?!??1

    Looks like you have accidentally erased your xp partition.

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    lies!
    but i just did the installation and rebooted it
    no windows
    but i have really important files ther
    isnt that suse just dosent read it or something ?!?
    come on genuises/hacker/nerd people there must be a way

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    Default Re: HELP!!?!??1

    Try going into yast > system > partitioner

    Have a look there for any windows partitions.

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    ok in partionar thing there are three linux stuff and one i do not know ?
    so here
    cant coppy and paste but
    its like
    /dev/sda start 0 end 30400?
    type HDt7(and alot more numbers)
    so thats probaly my windows
    but wen i try to mount it it says an error?
    soo yea?

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    Default Re: HELP!!?!??1

    Thats not your windows partition, thats your entire drive.

    Type Hd7****

    Thats your hard drive model, Hitachi Deskstar.

    If no windows partitions are listed, it has been erased

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    Default Re: HELP!!?!??1

    To me your windows partition has gone: sda1 that usually in a tipical machine is dedicated to windows, now has the 82 signature(swap). You probably at install time have choosen to dedicate the whole disk to linux( it is one of the partitioning options). I'm sorry but i really figure it's gone

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    i think in the system cd thing theres an repair advance option to find deleted partons i did it on sda3
    there was 2 options
    so ill do dat and report back

  9. #9

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    so theres like no recycle bin where the partion is delted *cough*
    or he files cause very important company files for my dad

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    Default Re: HELP!!?!??1

    Quote Originally Posted by lil94c View Post
    so theres like no recycle bin where the partion is delted *cough*
    or he files cause very important company files for my dad
    If you want to restore a partition have a look at testdisk : TestDisk - CGSecurity

    It can retrieve and set old partition layouts.. if the data is not overwritten good chance you can restore important items.

    Good luck,
    Wj
    Have a lot of fun!

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