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    [all variants] Processor Upgrade

    Hi everyone. I'm trying to install a Pentium III processor (SL5QW, from the Coppermine series) in an HP Pavilion xt919 which has an ASUS CUW-AM motherboard and previously had a Celeron processor...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Major Partition Problem

    Just to check in, all's well, my old WSEVEN partition has been successfully deleted and overwritten with XUBUNTU's data. The hard disk has been greatly freed up so that I have room for experimenting...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Major Partition Problem

    Thank you so much! It seems as though my system is back the way it should be, almost as though none of this ever happened. Xubuntu is back, it boots, it works, and I'm using Firefox on Xubuntu to...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Major Partition Problem

    I don't have anything other than my two flash drives...I think I'll just grab anything of importance and work with that.

    The boot menu is Windows' own right now, but let me get a copy of Super...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Major Partition Problem

    Sweet, the drive mounts again!



    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fsck.ext4 /dev/sda5
    e2fsck 1.41.9 (22-Aug-2009)
    /dev/sda5: clean, 191661/655360 files, 1572520/2620587 blocks
    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Major Partition Problem

    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo dumpe2fs /dev/sda5 | grep 'Block size'
    dumpe2fs 1.41.9 (22-Aug-2009)
    Block size: 4096
    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fsck.ext4 /dev/sda5
    e2fsck 1.41.9 (22-Aug-2009)...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Major Partition Problem

    Let's keep going until Sunday night. I'd like to see the return of all my precious data, if possible.

    Don't count out your commands too soon:



    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo dumpe2fs /dev/sda5 |...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Major Partition Problem

    Yeah, but...

    GParted notes that the Xubuntu journal superblock is bad. The Debian superblock is just fine, and mounting it works.

    Worst comes to worst, I think my teacher can get me back my...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Major Partition Problem

    I just used "sudo swapoff -a" to turn off the swaps and it worked...

    ...that is, until sfdisk chimed in at the end of the partition structure I wanted it to use, saying:



    New situation:...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Major Partition Problem

    Okay, I'll do it all either tomorrow or tonight after the New Year's party.

    Happy New Years to you too, and to anyone who might happen to come upon this thread and read this post!
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    [SOLVED] Re: Major Partition Problem

    Let's hope we can get this done by the end of today. And I don't think there will be anyone else joining in on this discussion, seeing that over the last few days of discussion, only a few other...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Major Partition Problem

    Okay, TestDisk says:



    D HPFS - NTFS 0 1 1 1336 254 63 21478842 [RECOVERY]
    D HPFS - NTFS 1336 254 63 2673 254 63 21478906
    D HPFS - NTFS 1337 0 1...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Major Partition Problem

    Alright, I will.

    However, please just note these things:



    First, I'm running out of time before my PC needs to be totally up and running. Should worst come to worst, I can overwrite...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Major Partition Problem

    I think we are now officially getting somewhere...



    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo disktype /dev/sda

    --- /dev/sda
    Block device, size 149.1 GiB (160041885696 bytes)
    DOS/MBR partition map
    Partition...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Major Partition Problem

    MBR:



    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ hexdump -C ~/TrevT93-current.mbr
    00000000 33 c0 8e d0 bc 00 7c 8e c0 8e d8 be 00 7c bf 00 |3.....|......|..|
    00000010 06 b9 00 02 fc f3 a4 50 68 1c 06 cb fb b9 04...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Major Partition Problem

    Okay.



    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo sfdisk -gG /dev/sda
    /dev/sda: 19457 cylinders, 255 heads, 63 sectors/track
    Warning: extended partition does not start at a cylinder boundary.
    DOS and Linux will...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Major Partition Problem

    Wow, four in a row.

    Well, before you go off on the Xubuntu-partition-is-wrong theorem, let me just mention that there was no volume label on Xubuntu. I was going to add that shortly before my...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Major Partition Problem

    Okay, here's what the TestDisk deep scan reveals...



    D HPFS - NTFS 0 1 1 1336 254 63 21478842 [RECOVERY]
    D HPFS - NTFS 1336 254 63 2673 254 63 21478906
    D HPFS...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Major Partition Problem

    I don't know whether this is right or not...but here's what TestDisk is reporting as the "correct" partition structure:



    Disk /dev/sda - 160 GB / 149 GiB - CHS 19458 255 63
    Partition ...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Major Partition Problem

    Okay, that's one problem solved...and another created, I fear.



    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo disktype /dev/sda

    --- /dev/sda
    Block device, size 149.1 GiB (160041885696 bytes)
    DOS/MBR partition map...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Major Partition Problem

    Fine by me, my computer just needs to be ready by next Monday.
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    [SOLVED] Re: Major Partition Problem

    Out of ease, I went with the hexdump option:



    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ hexdump -C ~/Desktop/TrevT93-original.mbr
    00000000 33 c0 8e d0 bc 00 7c 8e c0 8e d8 be 00 7c bf 00 |3.....|......|..|...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Major Partition Problem

    Lol...my high school's head of the tech department is an all-Microsoft person. I can't imagine how he's able to do anything for the school.

    (FYI, I'll keep implicating Microsoft because if...
  24. [ubuntu] Re: Vista disapeared from the operating system list on my PC when I upgraded Ubuntu

    So you're saying that Vista and Ubuntu were both installed and you were booting off the GRUB boot menu, and when you updated to 9.04 Vista disappeared off the menu?

    You should be able to get it...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Major Partition Problem

    My computer currently is bootable, and it still runs Windows 7 which I installed after this whole mess took place (overwriting the Windows 7 copy which previously was Windows Vista on sda2). It also...
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