I have a Toshiba Satellite P755-s5269. It came with Windows 7. I partitioned the hard drive and installed Ubuntu 10.04 LTS on the new partition. Recently my Windows partition crashed. It says it is unable to read the C drive, displays nothing except for the trash and the favorites folder, and comes up with endless error boxes regarding system files.
I have the recovery disks and want to fix my windows 7, but I don't want to damage the computer in the process.
I am worried that when I reinstall windows, it will erase everything on my Ubuntu partition somehow, because I think that my Ubuntu is installed on an extended partition that is somehow connected to the Windows partition that I will be reformatting. Im not even 100% sure which partition is running Ubuntu and which was running windows.
My Disk Utility app says that I have a 1.6 GB NTFS System partition. I also have a 433 GB NTFS partition labeled Tl106151W0F (which I think is the windows one). Then I have a 301 GB Extended partition which says its usage is "Container for Logical Partitions." Within that there is a 291 GB partition (usage: filesystem; partition type: Linux (0x83); Type: Ext4 (version 1.0)) and a 9.8 GB partition (usage: Swap Space; Partition Type: Linux swap (0x82)). Finally I have a 15 GB partition labeled HDD recovery.
When I boot from the recovery environment disk and click on the toshiba recovery wizard, it asks me to insert the recovery disk 1 and then prompts me with a warning saying something like "You are about to reformatt Tl106151W0F. You will lose all data..." It never gives me an option of which partition to reformatt. The other option besides the Toshiba Recovery Wizard only sees the the 433 GB partition, which it says has Windows 7, and has a bunch of options, none of which are reformatting (one says system repair or something).
So I guess my question is, can I just follow what the Toshiba Recover Wizard says? Will I lose the data on my Ubuntu partition if I do?
Thanks in advance,