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    Partition gone

    weird but maybe karmic-related.

    I updated the system, and after reboot I could not see one of my NTFS partitions (for files, not OS). anyone has any ideas?

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    Re: Partition gone

    Load up gparted to get an overview of your partitions & hard drive. It's the Gnome Partition Editor tool in the menu.
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    Re: Partition gone

    well, Palimpsest Disk Utility recognizes it as "100gb unrecognised". It does know its NTFS, but that's it.

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    Re: Partition gone

    You could try and mount it using Ubuntu. Open a terminal and enter this command

    Code:
    mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sda1 /mnt/mount -o force
    This example will force it to mount sda1, you will need to replace sda1 with your specific ntfs partition. This should show you if the partition is corrupt.
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    Re: Partition gone

    Maybe try installing ntfsprogs:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install ntfsprogs
    You may have to restart afterwards.

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    Re: Partition gone

    NTFS signature is missing.
    Failed to mount '/dev/sda5': Invalid argument
    The device '/dev/sda5' doesn't seem to have a valid NTFS.
    Maybe the wrong device is used? Or the whole disk instead of a
    partition (e.g. /dev/sda, not /dev/sda1)? Or the other way around?
    That does not look promising...

    kansasnoob, shall do. I should also state that it does not mount on Vista either.
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    Re: Partition gone

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNessus View Post
    That does not look promising...

    kansasnoob, shall do.
    ugh no it doesn't did you try and mount it in Windows. Did you cold reset or something before this happened.
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    Re: Partition gone

    Quote Originally Posted by tuxxy View Post
    ugh no it doesn't did you try and mount it in Windows. Did you cold reset or something before this happened.
    yes, same result in Vista.

    Come to think of it, I did accidently clicked sleep when in Vista, when I intended to shut down, since the sleep fucntion hangs forever on my damned vista. It hanged, and I cold-reset it. It could very well be the reason...

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    Re: Partition gone

    well, thank you. you may close the thread or move it to the general help as solved. I guess...

    I'll boot vista and use some excellent recovery tool I have there for a hellish scenario as this. you've been helpful. And Karmic is so damn good that I am sorry I blamed it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheNessus View Post
    well, thank you. you may close the thread or move it to the general help as solved. I guess...

    I'll boot vista and use some excellent recovery tool I have there for a hellish scenario as this. you've been helpful. And Karmic is so damn good that I am sorry I blamed it!
    Yes that is likely to be the cause then, when you sleep it puts all your saved files all over the drive and a cold shutdown could cause the hard drive to become corrupt.
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