Yesterday I downloaded the 11.1 dvd, and decided to do an upgrade from my otherwise somewhat functioning 11.0 install. I had gotten most of my stuff working but the install was behaving weird.
Attempted an upgrade, which ended up … not functioning so well, and spitting error messages on me when upgrading and later when running.
So, naturally, I decided to do a full install instead, and that I did a couple of hours ago.
In my computer, I have 3 SATA-disks, one IDE-disk (the one I run opensuse from), 1 DVD-ROM and 1 DVD-writer, 1 external 120gb USB-drive with one NTFS-partition, and one fresh 300gb external USB-drive.
One of my SATA-disks is an 80gb disk with the only purpose of running WinXP from, all my data was stored on the two other disks, one 250gb with two NTFS partitions, and one 300gb with one NTFS partition.
When I logged in the first time, all my SATA-disks were mounted except the Windows-drive. In the installation-process, the installer recognised the drive as NTFS, but the partition itself was marked as no filesystem, or unknown filesystem. Didn’t even reflect on that at first though. I wasn’t able to mount it or anything. So I attempted to boot into Windows instead, only to be met by “GRUB” and nothing else.
Is there a way for me to recover the partition without repartitioning? I have all my passwords and data on it (I did backup some, more on that later), and was simply keeping it to be on the safe-side before doing the final transition to linux.
I attempted to run ntfsfix, but get a “Volume is corrupt, you should run chkdsk”
Second problem, the 300gb external harddrive had never been used, so when I was running 11.0 i partitioned the full disk as ext3, and moved some of my crucial data from the windows-install and 11.0 install to it. Now, it isn’t even detected. It’s nowhere to be found. It just stands there with it’s pretty glowing lights, connected to the computer and all, but is nowhere to be found for mounting. Not the disk itself, not the ext3 partition, nothing.
How do I make linux detect it again? With some of the stuff I’ve stored there, the windows-disk wouldn’t be as crucial anylonger and I could probably simply repartition it as ext3.
My transition-plan seems to have simply abandoned me and left me alone.
Can anyone help me? :’(