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    Question Hard Drive Missing after installing Ubuntu 12.10

    Hey Guys,

    I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my PC. When I used Live Boot, everything was working fine but after the installation 2 hard drives were missing(I have a total of 3.) I decided to snoop around a bit.
    When I used the 'sudo fdisk -lu', this is the result I got:

    Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders, total 312581808 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x000dcd27

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 2048 308408319 154203136 83 Linux
    /dev/sda2 308410366 312580095 2084865 5 Extended
    /dev/sda5 308410368 312580095 2084864 82 Linux swap / Solaris

    So I am guessing that my drive isn't mounted or something...
    Please help me, I have a lot of important files on those 2 hard drives.

    Thank you

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    Re: Hard Drive Missing after installing Ubuntu 12.10

    What are the result of

    Code:
    sudo lshw
    The disk listing should be toward the end.

    or just

    Code:
    sudo lshw -C disk
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    Lightbulb Re: Hard Drive Missing after installing Ubuntu 12.10

    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Kuzhively View Post
    Hey Guys,

    I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my PC. When I used Live Boot, everything was working fine but after the installation 2 hard drives were missing(I have a total of 3.) I decided to snoop around a bit.
    When I used the 'sudo fdisk -lu', this is the result I got:

    Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders, total 312581808 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x000dcd27

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 2048 308408319 154203136 83 Linux
    /dev/sda2 308410366 312580095 2084865 5 Extended
    /dev/sda5 308410368 312580095 2084864 82 Linux swap / Solaris

    So I am guessing that my drive isn't mounted or something...
    Please help me, I have a lot of important files on those 2 hard drives.

    Thank you
    If the drive does not show up in fdisk, it not a mounting issue.
    How were the drive partitioned before the install?

    You might also try gparted to get a better view...
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    Re: Hard Drive Missing after installing Ubuntu 12.10

    Were they hardrives or partitions - I've lost count of threads where we're told hdd and it's partitions ...

    I'd not be booting from anything but a livecd/usb until I was sure I'd not overwritten partitions during install.

    Though if the data is that important I'd guess there are backups.
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    Exclamation Re: Hard Drive Missing after installing Ubuntu 12.10

    Quote Originally Posted by deadflowr View Post
    What are the result of

    Code:
    sudo lshw
    The disk listing should be toward the end.

    or just

    Code:
    sudo lshw -C disk
    Okay, I tried 'sudo lshw' and here's what I got:
    Code:
    jason-desktop             
        description: Desktop Computer
        product: ()
        width: 32 bits
        capabilities: smbios-2.5 dmi-2.4 smp-1.4 smp
        configuration: boot=normal chassis=desktop cpus=1 uuid=B96E1708-873A-11DC-AFC5-0019D159B7DD
      *-core
           description: Motherboard
           product: D945GCPE
           vendor: Intel Corporation
           physical id: 0
           version: AAD97209-201
           serial: AZPE74401KKU
           slot: Base Board Chassis Location
         *-cpu
              description: CPU
              product: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     E4500  @ 2.20GHz
              vendor: Intel Corp.
              physical id: 0
              bus info: cpu@0
              version: 6.15.13
              serial: 0000-06FD-0000-0000-0000-0000
              slot: LGA 775
              size: 2200MHz
              capacity: 4GHz
              width: 64 bits
              clock: 200MHz
              capabilities: boot fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe nx x86-64 constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts aperfmperf pni dtes64 monitor ds_cpl est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm lahf_lm dtherm cpufreq
              configuration: id=0
            *-cache:0
                 description: L2 cache
                 physical id: 1
                 slot: Unknown
                 size: 2MiB
                 capacity: 2MiB
                 capabilities: asynchronous internal write-back unified
            *-cache:1
                 description: L1 cache
                 physical id: 3
                 slot: Unknown
                 size: 32KiB
                 capacity: 32KiB
                 capabilities: asynchronous internal write-back data
            *-logicalcpu:0
                 description: Logical CPU
                 physical id: 0.1
                 width: 64 bits
                 capabilities: logical
            *-logicalcpu:1
                 description: Logical CPU
                 physical id: 0.2
                 width: 64 bits
                 capabilities: logical
         *-cache
              description: L1 cache
              physical id: 2
              slot: Unknown
              size: 32KiB
              capacity: 32KiB
              capabilities: asynchronous internal write-back instruction
         *-firmware
              description: BIOS
              vendor: Intel Corp.
              physical id: 4
              version: PE94510M.86A.0050.2007.0710.1559
              date: 07/10/2007
              size: 64KiB
              capacity: 448KiB
              capabilities: pci upgrade shadowing cdboot bootselect edd int9keyboard int14serial int17printer int10video acpi usb zipboot biosbootspecification netboot
         *-memory
              description: System Memory
              physical id: 1c
              slot: System board or motherboard
              size: 2GiB
            *-bank:0
                 description: DIMM DDR2 [empty]
                 product: NO DIMM
                 vendor: NO DIMM
                 physical id: 0
                 serial: NO DIMM
                 slot: J6H1
            *-bank:1
                 description: DIMM DDR2 Synchronous 667 MHz (1.5 ns)
                 product: JM667QLU-2G
                 vendor: 0x7F4F000000000000
                 physical id: 1
                 serial: 0x0007B72A
                 slot: J6J1
                 size: 2GiB
                 width: 64 bits
                 clock: 667MHz (1.5ns)
         *-generic UNCLAIMED
              physical id: 1
              bus info: parisc@1
         *-pci
              description: Host bridge
              product: 82945G/GZ/P/PL Memory Controller Hub
              vendor: Intel Corporation
              physical id: 100
              bus info: pci@0000:00:00.0
              version: 02
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 33MHz
              configuration: driver=agpgart-intel
              resources: irq:0
            *-display
                 description: VGA compatible controller
                 product: 82945G/GZ Integrated Graphics Controller
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 2
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
                 version: 02
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: msi pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
                 configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
                 resources: irq:16 memory:90100000-9017ffff ioport:20e0(size=8) memory:80000000-8fffffff memory:90180000-901bffff
            *-multimedia
                 description: Audio device
                 product: NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio Controller
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1b
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1b.0
                 version: 01
                 width: 64 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
                 configuration: driver=snd_hda_intel latency=0
                 resources: irq:42 memory:901c0000-901c3fff
            *-pci:0
                 description: PCI bridge
                 product: NM10/ICH7 Family PCI Express Port 1
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1c
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1c.0
                 version: 01
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pci pciexpress msi pm normal_decode bus_master cap_list
                 configuration: driver=pcieport
                 resources: irq:40 ioport:1000(size=4096) memory:90000000-900fffff ioport:90200000(size=3145728)
               *-network
                    description: Ethernet interface
                    product: RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller
                    vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
                    physical id: 0
                    bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
                    logical name: eth0
                    version: 01
                    serial: 00:1c:c0:12:2d:a3
                    size: 10Mbit/s
                    capacity: 100Mbit/s
                    width: 64 bits
                    clock: 33MHz
                    capabilities: pm vpd msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
                    configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.3LK-NAPI duplex=half latency=0 link=no multicast=yes port=MII speed=10Mbit/s
                    resources: irq:41 ioport:1000(size=256) memory:90000000-90000fff memory:90200000-9021ffff
            *-usb:0
                 description: USB controller
                 product: NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1d
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.0
                 version: 01
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: uhci bus_master
                 configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0
                 resources: irq:23 ioport:2080(size=32)
            *-usb:1
                 description: USB controller
                 product: NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1d.1
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.1
                 version: 01
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: uhci bus_master
                 configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0
                 resources: irq:19 ioport:2060(size=32)
            *-usb:2
                 description: USB controller
                 product: NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1d.2
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.2
                 version: 01
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: uhci bus_master
                 configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0
                 resources: irq:18 ioport:2040(size=32)
            *-usb:3
                 description: USB controller
                 product: NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1d.3
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.3
                 version: 01
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: uhci bus_master
                 configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0
                 resources: irq:16 ioport:2020(size=32)
            *-usb:4
                 description: USB controller
                 product: NM10/ICH7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1d.7
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.7
                 version: 01
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pm debug ehci bus_master cap_list
                 configuration: driver=ehci_hcd latency=0
                 resources: irq:23 memory:901c4000-901c43ff
            *-pci:1
                 description: PCI bridge
                 product: 82801 PCI Bridge
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1e
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1e.0
                 version: e1
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pci subtractive_decode bus_master cap_list
            *-isa
                 description: ISA bridge
                 product: 82801GB/GR (ICH7 Family) LPC Interface Bridge
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1f
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.0
                 version: 01
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: isa bus_master cap_list
                 configuration: latency=0
            *-ide:0
                 description: IDE interface
                 product: 82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controller
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1f.1
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.1
                 version: 01
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: ide bus_master
                 configuration: driver=ata_piix latency=0
                 resources: irq:18 ioport:1f0(size=8) ioport:3f6 ioport:170(size=8) ioport:376 ioport:20b0(size=16)
            *-ide:1
                 description: IDE interface
                 product: NM10/ICH7 Family SATA Controller [IDE mode]
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1f.2
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.2
                 version: 01
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 66MHz
                 capabilities: ide pm bus_master cap_list
                 configuration: driver=ata_piix latency=0
                 resources: irq:19 ioport:20c8(size=8) ioport:20ec(size=4) ioport:20c0(size=8) ioport:20e8(size=4) ioport:20a0(size=16)
            *-serial UNCLAIMED
                 description: SMBus
                 product: NM10/ICH7 Family SMBus Controller
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1f.3
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.3
                 version: 01
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 configuration: latency=0
                 resources: ioport:2000(size=32)
         *-scsi:0
              physical id: 3
              logical name: scsi0
              capabilities: emulated
            *-cdrom
                 description: DVD-RAM writer
                 product: DVD-RAM GSA-H55N
                 vendor: HL-DT-ST
                 physical id: 0.0.0
                 bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0
                 logical name: /dev/cdrom
                 logical name: /dev/cdrw
                 logical name: /dev/dvd
                 logical name: /dev/dvdrw
                 logical name: /dev/sr0
                 version: 1.05
                 serial: [
                 capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw dvd dvd-r dvd-ram
                 configuration: ansiversion=5 status=nodisc
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              physical id: 5
              logical name: scsi2
              capabilities: emulated
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                 description: ATA Disk
                 product: ST3160215AS
                 vendor: Seagate
                 physical id: 0.0.0
                 bus info: scsi@2:0.0.0
                 logical name: /dev/sda
                 version: 4.AA
                 serial: 6RA5ZACV
                 size: 149GiB (160GB)
                 capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
                 configuration: ansiversion=5 sectorsize=512 signature=000dcd27
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                    description: EXT4 volume
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                    physical id: 1
                    bus info: scsi@2:0.0.0,1
                    logical name: /dev/sda1
                    logical name: /
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                    serial: ec22ba18-8871-4c19-9ed7-c64b7322cd51
                    size: 147GiB
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                    configuration: created=2013-03-26 19:32:53 filesystem=ext4 lastmountpoint=/ modified=2013-03-26 20:50:42 mount.fstype=ext4 mount.options=rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro,data=ordered mounted=2013-03-26 20:50:42 state=mounted
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                    description: Extended partition
                    physical id: 2
                    bus info: scsi@2:0.0.0,2
                    logical name: /dev/sda2
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                    capabilities: primary extended partitioned partitioned:extended
                  *-logicalvolume
                       description: Linux swap / Solaris partition
                       physical id: 5
                       logical name: /dev/sda5
                       capacity: 2036MiB
                       capabilities: nofs
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    Re: Hard Drive Missing after installing Ubuntu 12.10

    I am pretty sure they were hard drives, they would show up in Windows as Local Disk (C, (D and (E
    The reason i installed Ubuntu was that I hated Windows, Ubuntu is working without any problems except the hard drive one. I had the 'Waiting for apt-get to exit' problem but it fixed itself after I used 'sudo apt-get upgrade'

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    Re: Hard Drive Missing after installing Ubuntu 12.10

    Okay, I tried Gparted but here's what happened, it seems that Ubuntu has merged all my Hard Disks into one big Hard Disk. Does that mean I'll lose my Data?

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    Re: Hard Drive Missing after installing Ubuntu 12.10

    Just because windows shows c:, d:, e: does not mean that they are separate hard drives. They can just be partitions as well.
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    Re: Hard Drive Missing after installing Ubuntu 12.10

    Well, I am not sure about that but is there any way I can recover my data?

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    Re: Hard Drive Missing after installing Ubuntu 12.10

    Stop using the installed system, run from a livecd. All the time you use your ubuntu you are reducing the chances of recovery.

    I assume that even though

    Please help me, I have a lot of important files on those 2 hard drives.
    you don't have backups of it?

    You might manage to recover data, the old partition information with Testdisk

    When you've booted the livecd then try searching here for recovery threads - there are plenty of them.
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