Unusual,but interesting< problem with LINUX!

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  1. Akash Verenkar

    Akash Verenkar New Member

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    Hi! :D

    PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE BELOW

    I was installing PCQlinux(redhat) on my pc(celeron1.7G,128MB ram,Asus P4 motherboard,no extra graphics card ie intergrated one).
    1) While installing whenever i tried the graphical mode my compuiter used to stop responding, so i installed it through TEXT MODE
    2) I had created a separate 5G drive(EXT format) , a 1Gswap drive using Magic partition.

    READ CAREFULLY FROM HERE

    3) After installation I rebooted my pc, but it didnt detect linux 'coz of Magic partions own boot loader. So i booted through WIN ME(After intallation of linux-note) and entered the necessary inf in the boot loader so that it detects the grab boot loader to detect LINUX.
    4) ANd rebooted. this time it detected Linux(through GRAB) i booted through linux, but while loading exactly at the time when it switches to GRAPHICAL mode my PC hanged............
    5) I waited for 5 mins and then reseted it directly. tried the same thing again but no changes.

    6) Then i thought of formatting the linux partition and reinstalling so i tried to load win ME, but it gave some boot error that some files are missing.

    7)I had win ME on c:(5G), Win XP on d:(5G) after that was the ext partition.Then i booted thjrough startup disk and found that "Win XP drive had bcom C: and so on, and no Win ME drive. :shock:

    8) Then i rebooted and tried to use DM(disk Manager) but to my surprise it showed me 40 G of harddisk without partitions I was shocked. I tried FDISK it also showed the same thing. ie I SCREWED UP MY FILE ALLOCATION TABLES. But my data is still there on the disk. :cry:

    9) Question is WHY THIS HAPPENED
    AND IS THERE ANY WAY TO RECOVER MY DATA?

    I have still kept that harddisk untouched waiting for a solution from someone :roll: :?:
     
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    amitsaudy New Member

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    Why are you posting the same topic twice with different title?
    Deleate your other post.
     
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    abdulraqeeb33 New Member

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    Linux problem

    pal,just lemme know when you come to know the solution for the problem
     
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