After yet another terrible upgrade experience with opensuse, I decided to do yet another clean install.
The installer claimed about corrupted NTFS drives (how come) so I started that rusty XP, wanted to run scandisc on the 3 win partitions and instead of starting scandisc, my linux partitions disappeared. WTF???
Opensuse root still exists in a primary partition.
how can I restore the logic partions?The extened partition still exists.
And when you know EXACTLY what the start and end points of those lost partitions are, you can use fdisk to enter them again and get a (hopefully) correct partition table that corresponds with what is still on the disk (if it is still there).
But as we do not know why XP did what it did and what it did, all is speculation.
oh, btw your question “on started that rusty XP, wanted to run scandisc
on the 3 win partitions and instead of starting scandisc, my linux
partitions disappeared. WTF???”
what does that mean “instead of starting scandisc, my linux partitions
disappeared” what did you do instead of starting scandisc??
anyway, afaik no Windows has ever been able to ‘see’ any Linux
partitions, ever…so, it is normal to not see them…in fact i guess
since scandisc can NOT see them maybe it was scandisc that just dropped
them off the disk ???
it is really not safe to let Microsoft around competing systems…never
know what might happen…
Your problem is little tedious , but nothing to worry… With the help of utility software such as Remo Recover software you canrecover NTFS partition. If your BIOS is detecting your linux partition then you can recover it too…
Remo Recover software helped me to recover my lost partition, so i am suggesting you the same… Hope you will be able to get back your both partitions… Download the free demo version of this software and start recovering your partitions.