opensuse 11.2 and gparted dont recognize my hdd

as i said i was trying to install suse 11.2 and at the begin it says that im not able to add or resize partitions, bacause parted cant read.
so i stopped and tried gparted and when i started the live cd it says my complete hdd is unallocated but thats not true,
i have 1 win7 and 2 recovery and 1 data partitions thats 4 total.

where is the problem?
Help please

You really need to boot a live cd, like Parted Magic and give us the result of

fdisk -l

im not sure if this is what you need to figure this out

i opened the terminal in gparted live cd and fdisk -l

is there a way to save a screenshot or something like this? i wrote it on a piece of paper and then wrote this in here,
a little complicated

Device Boot Start End Blocks ID System
/dev/sda1 x 1 1307 10991904 27 unknown
/dev/sda2 1307 1320 102400 7 hpfs/ntfs
/dev/sda3 1320 14356 104719247 7 hpfs/ntfs
/dev/sda4 10533 60801 403785712 F w95 ext’d
/dev/sda5 14357 60801 373069431 7 hpfs/ntfs

hope this helps

is there a way to save a screenshot or something like this? i wrote it on a piece of paper and then wrote this in here,
a little complicated

You could copy and paste the full output, If you can’t get internet access from your liveCD, paste it in a text editor (kWrite for example).
Then save it to perhaps a USB stick and copy and paste from there, also if you post it between code tags (use the button with this symbol # ) this makes it a lot better to read.
Giving advice on partitioning when it may be based on a typo (It’s two easy too make a typo or to) is risky.

Ideally, you should use you mouse to copy and paste the terminal output. Either directly to here, or to a text file that you then save to a usb stick or even to your HD.

Looking at what you quoted it doesn’t look too promising. Actually, I’m struggling to make sense of it, particularly sda4 which looks to have the start and points in reverse.

You might also be able to take a PrtScreen of the partitioner looking at this, and save the image too.

If the numbers are correct then partition 4 is overlapping partition 3. I’d say the partitioning on this desk is truly screwed up.

It would be interesting to find out what windows disk management (or what ever it is called) has to say here, and weather there was a third party partitioning program used by the vendor,and what that may be.
It does look like a save and repartition situation, but it would be nice to see a copied and pasted fdisk -l output.

Parted is the program being called for partitioning.(by gparted and YaST)What does this show?

parted -l

Windows since Vista changed alignment of partitions. This is why parted-2.2 was introduced into ubuntu lucid after freeze as an exception:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/parted/+bug/511075
https://bugs.launchpad.net/gparted/+bug/521045

hi

i tried to get the screen from gparted live cd,
when i make a screenshot it says its saved under /root ?
and i cant copy the terminal output i have no options to save.
how can i save it to usb?
how can i send it directly to the internet

can someone give me a step by step im trying linux for the first time

but here is a screen from partioion wizard home.
with this tool im creating my partitions.

the first 2 are recovery for windows 7 (pre installed)
c: windows
d: data

Image 1

and here from windows (sorry its german)

Image 2

hope this helps a little
thx

but here is a screen from partioion wizard home.
with this tool im creating my partitions.

Are you saying this is the software used to create the partition table we are seeing fdisk -l.

Sorry, bad wording in my previous post.

What partitions have you changed or created using this software?

hi i created d for all my data
and i made one for ubuntu but removed it.
thats why i want to install opensuse but my hdd is not recognized

i made the fdisk -l in gparted live cd

thx

Is d what we call /dev/sda3 ?

The partition you made to install Ubuntu, is this /dev/sda4 ?

or other, please explain.

i tried to get the screen from gparted live cd,
when i make a screenshot it says its saved under /root ?
and i cant copy the terminal output i have no options to save.
how can i save it to usb?
how can i send it directly to the internet

can someone give me a step by step im trying linux for the first time

I am not good at explaining this, others will do far better than I can!

You can use ‘testdisk’ to convert sda5 back to sda4. If block # 10533 “part of sda3” has needed data for some program or file it is lost. Block #10533 now contains the extended boot record, what I do not know is if it is only the one sector or the whole track ‘63 sectors’ that would be corrupted.

If you decide to use ‘testdisk’ be sure to read the How-to-use first. TestDisk - CGSecurity

Will let others say just what is the best linux tool cd to use for ‘testdisk’. Let other posters comment on use of ‘testdisk’, they may need more info. to be on the safe side or have a different program to use.

What type of data is on sda3 ?
Did you start partition resizing and quit in the middle of operation ? I can not understand just how any partitioning tool would do what it did, unless it was stopped by an error or user.

TestDisk is an excellent tool, I would prefer to see more info first, But you can supply a lot of that info by choosing to log.
And not applying the changes, Instead let us know what TestDisk finds. and show us it’s log.

hi
is this what you are looking for?
When not can somone please give me a step by step
i think the programm is a little complicated

#1273432782 Disk /dev/sda - 500 GB / 465 GiB - CHS 60801 255 63
1 : start= 2048, size= 20983808, Id=27, *
2 : start= 20985856, size= 204800, Id=07, P
3 : start= 21190656, size=209438484, Id=07, P
4 : start=169196641, size=807571424, Id=0F, E
5 : start=230629203, size=746138862, Id=07, L
#1273434058 Disk /dev/sda - 500 GB / 465 GiB - CHS 60801 255 63
1 : start= 2048, size= 20983808, Id=27, *
2 : start= 20985856, size= 204800, Id=07, P
3 : start= 21190656, size=209438484, Id=07, P
4 : start=169196641, size=807571424, Id=0F, E
5 : start=230629203, size=746138862, Id=07, L

hope this helps

can i delete d: data and copy the files to c:

so that i have my 3 original partitions?

would this make it a little better?

Sun May 9 21:15:02 2010
Command line: TestDisk

TestDisk 6.11.3, Data Recovery Utility, May 2009
Christophe GRENIER <grenier@cgsecurity.org>
http://www.cgsecurity.org
OS: Windows Server 2007 (7600)
Compiler: GCC 4.3, Cygwin 1005.25 - May 6 2009 20:35:43
ext2fs lib: 1.41.4, ntfs lib: 10:0:0, reiserfs lib: 0.3.1-rc8, ewf lib: 20080501
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(/dev/sda)=500107862016
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\.\PhysicalDrive0)=500107862016
filewin32_getfilesize(\.\PhysicalDrive1) GetFileSize err Unzulässige Funktion.

filewin32_setfilepointer(\.\PhysicalDrive1) SetFilePointer err Unzulässige Funktion.

Warning: can’t get size for \.\PhysicalDrive1
filewin32_getfilesize(\.\PhysicalDrive2) GetFileSize err Unzulässige Funktion.

filewin32_setfilepointer(\.\PhysicalDrive2) SetFilePointer err Unzulässige Funktion.

Warning: can’t get size for \.\PhysicalDrive2
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\.\C:)=107232503808
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\.\D:)=382023097344
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\.\E:)=0
Warning: can’t get size for \.\E:
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\.\F:)=0
Warning: can’t get size for \.\F:
filewin32_getfilesize(\.\G: GetFileSize err Unzulässige Funktion.

filewin32_setfilepointer(\.\G: SetFilePointer err Unzulässige Funktion.

Warning: can’t get size for \.\G:
file_pread(4,1,buffer,976784129(60801/254/63)) lseek err Invalid argument
Hard disk list
Disk /dev/sda - 500 GB / 465 GiB - CHS 60801 255 63, sector size=512 - SAMSUNG HM500JI

Partition table type (auto): Intel
Disk /dev/sda - 500 GB / 465 GiB - SAMSUNG HM500JI
Partition table type: Intel

Analyse Disk /dev/sda - 500 GB / 465 GiB - CHS 60801 255 63
Geometry from i386 MBR: head=255 sector=63
check_part_i386 1 type 27: no test
NTFS at 1306/78/53
NTFS at 1319/14/40
Info: size boot_sector 209438481, partition 209438484
NTFS at 14356/1/1
Info: size boot_sector 746138856, partition 746138862
get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=255 nbr=2
get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=255 nbr=2
Current partition structure:
1 * Windows RE(store) 0 32 33 1306 78 52 20983808
2 P HPFS - NTFS 1306 78 53 1319 14 39 204800 [System Reserved]
3 P HPFS - NTFS 1319 14 40 14355 254 63 209438484
4 E extended LBA 10532 0 62 60800 254 63 807571424
Space conflict between the following two partitions
3 P HPFS - NTFS 1319 14 40 14355 254 63 209438484
4 E extended LBA 10532 0 62 60800 254 63 807571424
5 L HPFS - NTFS 14356 1 1 60800 254 63 746138862 [Data]

thx

If you fave anything that you want to save backed up, and know the backup works.

You could try running test disk with the directions here TestDisk Step By Step - CGSecurity

You could also edit the partition table with fdisk so that /dev/sda4 starts at 14357 It would be a good idea to read

man fdisk

to understand how this works.