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Thread: Linux deleted my windows 8 partition!!

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    Linux deleted my windows 8 partition!!

    Hello,
    Today I have tried to install Linux and what happened was that it restarted, when It restarted the screen was orange and started to flicker. I. Tried to boot into windows 8 and then I could not find it on the boot uefi and the only thing there is ubuntu which doesn't work! I was wondering how you could fix this.
    Thanks,
    Linuxxkid
    Ps. I was using 12.10 ubuntu

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    Re: Linux deleted my windows 8 partition!!

    Are you sure, that your windows install is gone? Boot whatever media you used to install Ubuntu, and once at the desktop, press Alt-F2 and type:

    Code:
    gksu gparted
    This will open the Ubuntu partitioning tool, to check and see if indeed your windows partition have been overwritten. I don't have a windows installation on this system, but the screen shot should give you an idea to look for.

    Once you've run gparted, come back and tell us what you found, so that we know where to go from there in helping you get your system up and running again
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    Re: Linux deleted my windows 8 partition!!

    Well, I have found that all my partitions are all intact! but i looked at the one labeled os and then I clicked Information and saw that it was unmounted so now I need to remount it
    Last edited by howefield; February 16th, 2013 at 05:38 PM.

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    Re: Linux deleted my windows 8 partition!!

    Here are the screenshots I took.
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    Re: Linux deleted my windows 8 partition!!

    Just a quick question,
    Is there a way to dual boot windows 8 and ubuntu? Like when I start up the computer, I will be presented with an option to either pick windows 8 or Ubuntu?

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    Re: Linux deleted my windows 8 partition!!

    Maybe this thread will help you: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2088425
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    Re: Linux deleted my windows 8 partition!!

    If you are up to doing some work in a terminal, it looks like grub didn't install properly. Boot from whatever media you used to do the installation, and once at the desktop open a terminal, then once at the prompt type the following command, and press enter after each one:

    Code:
    sudo mount /dev/sda7 /mnt
    sudo mount -o bind /dev /mnt/dev
    sudo mount -o bind /sys /mnt/sys
    sudo mount -o bind /proc /mnt/proc
    sudo chroot /mnt
    Next re-install grub:

    Code:
    sudo grub-isntall /dev/sda
    then

    Code:
    sudo update-grub
    you should see a listing of your installed operating systems, plus memtest. Press Ctrl-d twice, then reboot.

    This should solve your problem.

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    Re: Linux deleted my windows 8 partition!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Linuxxkid View Post
    Here are the screenshots I took.
    Whoever partitioned that HD needs good poke.
    Horrible !

    +1 to @cariboo907 comments
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    Angry Re: Linux deleted my windows 8 partition!!

    You probably installed it over windows 8 by accident.

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    Re: Linux deleted my windows 8 partition!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Cbbwasott View Post
    You probably installed it over windows 8 by accident.
    No
    Windows is still there
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