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    Can't find C drive

    Ok so I'm new to ubuntu and tried it out for a week before i tried to dual boot my system with windows 7/ubuntu 10.10. After the installation there was no prompt for me to choose which OS to boot into. I figured i messed up and wrote over my partition, but when i log in and go to places all i have is file system. I can't find my c drive. I know this is a total noob thing but i would just like to know if my c drive is completly gone forever or should i try and reinstall ubuntu.

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    Re: Can't find C drive

    open a terminal and type:
    Code:
    sudo fdisk -l
    and paste output in here please mate. (that's a small L, not a 'one').

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    Re: Can't find C drive

    there wont be c drive in ubuntu but on places you will see the partitions in sizes
    Monitor: LG flatron w1954s 22", mobo: G31-m7 series, CPU: Intel LGA 775 Intel core duo 2 2,66GHZ, RAM: 3GB, GPU: ATI Radeom HD 2400, Storage: 500GB SATA and 80GB IDE, Windows 7 ultimate and Ubuntu

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    Re: Can't find C drive

    I get off in a few hours and will paste my results. When i was running from the cd i know it didn't say C drive exactly but there was some sort of partition there, but now the only thing there is just the filesystem.

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    Re: Can't find C drive

    That command i posted will at least tell you if you're windows partition is still there or not. Would be a good place to start

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    Re: Can't find C drive

    Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x000003ab

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 1 37384 300281856 83 Linux
    /dev/sda2 37384 38914 12286977 5 Extended
    /dev/sda5 37384 38914 12286976 82 Linux swap / Solaris

    Disk /dev/sdb: 499.4 GB, 499405291520 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60715 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x00021968

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sdb1 1 60716 487699456 7 HPFS/NTFS

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    Re: Can't find C drive

    Quote Originally Posted by poc52ks View Post
    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sdb1 1 60716 487699456 7 HPFS/NTFS
    this seems to be your 'C drive'. you can mount it with
    Code:
    $ sudo mount -t ntfs /dev/sdb1 /mnt
    and then browse /mnt.

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    Re: Can't find C drive

    when i attempt to mount it says

    Mount is denied because the NTFS volume is already exclusively opened.
    The volume may be already mounted, or another software may use it which
    could be identified for example by the help of the 'fuser' command.

    It is not in my places though. When i open up computer the only thing in there is my dvd drive and file systems.

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    Re: Can't find C drive

    I realized my external HDD was plugged in and when i reran the terminal i got this

    Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x000003ab

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 1 37384 300281856 83 Linux
    /dev/sda2 37384 38914 12286977 5 Extended
    /dev/sda5 37384 38914 12286976 82 Linux swap / Solaris

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    Re: Can't find C drive

    If your external drive was only for storage then yes your Windows partition was overwritten.
    Use whatever OS or desktop works for you. Backup your computer regularly, and definitely before upgrading, partitioning, or installing an OS.

    No support requests by PM please.

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