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Thread: Partitioning Failed During Ubuntu Install, Messed Up WinXP

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    Angry Partitioning Failed During Ubuntu Install, Messed Up WinXP

    Hi,
    I tried to install Ubuntu 12.04.02 using a LiveUSB. After selecting Install Ubuntu alongside Windows XP and click continue, it prompted me the partition size divider and I just left it as default and the partitioning process was then taking place. After running for about 1 hour, it prompted me partitioning failed and then automatically run Ubuntu from the LiveUSB. Then I restarted my Laptop and it prompted me the options Safe Mode, Safe Mode With Networking, Start Last Known Good Configuration and Start Normal, none of these options was successful, every time after the loading process of the Mup.sys, my Windows XP kept restarting, I could no longer access back to Windows XP. Also, I noticed that 12GB of free spaces were gone from the partition C after the partitioning failed (18 GB free spaces before partitioning failed).

    What's worse, I don't have the Windows XP Recovery CD with me right now. I tried the Boot Repair with recommended settings but problems persisted. Below is the generated boot info.
    I was tempted to install Ubuntu after reading so many articles praising its attractive design, ease of use & installation. Such an unthoughtful action had left me in the dark now. Ubuntu wasn't installed, partition was damaged and WinXP was inaccessible meanwhile I'm having a lot of issues to be setttled under WinXP urgently, kindly please help. Thank You.

    http://paste.ubuntu.com/5653186/


    Code:
    Boot Info Script e7fc706 + Boot-Repair extra info
          [Boot-Info 31Jan2013]
       ============================= 
    Boot Info Summary:
     ===============================   
    => Syslinux MBR (4.04 and higher) is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda.  
    => Syslinux MBR (4.04 and higher) is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdb.  
    sda1:
     __________________________________________________________________________     
    File system:       ntfs
    Boot sector type:  Windows 2000/XP: NTFS     
    Boot sector info:  No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.     
    Operating System:  Windows XP     
    Boot files:        /boot.ini /ntldr /NTDETECT.COM   __________________________________________________________________________      
    sda2:
    File system:       ntfs     
    Boot sector type:  Windows 2000/XP: NTFS     
    Boot sector info:  No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.     
    Operating System:       
    Boot files:          
    __________________________________________________________________________      
    
    sdb1:
    File system:       vfat     
    Boot sector type:  SYSLINUX 4.06 2012-10-23     
    Boot sector info:  Syslinux looks at sector 15104 of /dev/sdb1 for its second stage. SYSLINUX is installed in the  directory.                         
    No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.     
    Operating System:       
    Boot files:        /syslinux/syslinux.cfg /ldlinux.sys  
    ============================ Drive/Partition Info: =============================  
    sdb1:
     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  Partition  Boot  Start Sector    End Sector  # of Sectors  Id System  /dev/sda1    *             63   159,750,359   159,750,297   7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS /dev/sda2         159,750,360   312,576,704   152,826,345   7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS   Drive: sdb _____________________________________________________________________  
    Disk /dev/sdb: 3961 MB, 3961520128 bytes 124 heads, 60 sectors/track, 1039 cylinders, total 7737344 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes  Partition  Boot  Start Sector    End Sector  
    # of Sectors  Id System  /dev/sdb1    *         12,960     7,737,343     7,724,384   b W95 FAT32   "blkid" output: ________________________________________________________________  Device           UUID                                   TYPE       LABEL  /dev/loop0                                              squashfs    /dev/mmcblk0     2453-B1C7                              vfat       SD CARD /dev/sda1        40E863ABE8639DC2                       ntfs       Drive C /dev/sda2        3614077E14073FFB                       ntfs       Drive E /dev/sdb1        0C47-2940                              vfat       PENDRIVE  ================================ Mount points: =================================  Device           Mount_Point              Type       Options  /dev/loop0       /rofs                    squashfs   (ro,noatime) /dev/mmcblk0     /media/SD CARD           vfat       (rw,nosuid,nodev,uid=999,gid=999,shortname=mixed,dmask=0077,utf8=1,showexec,flush,uhelper=udisks) /dev/sdb1        /cdrom                   vfat       (rw,relatime,fmask=0022,dmask=0022,codepage=cp437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,errors=remount-ro)   ================================ sda1/boot.ini: ================================  -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [boot loader] timeout=30 default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS [operating systems] multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptOut --------------------------------------------------------------------------------  ========================= sdb1/syslinux/syslinux.cfg: ==========================  -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- # D-I config version 2.0 include menu.cfg default vesamenu.c32 prompt 0 timeout 50  # If you would like to use the new menu and be presented with the option to install or run from USB at startup, remove # from the following line. This line was commented out (by request of many) to allow the old menu to be presented and to enable booting straight into the Live Environment!  # ui gfxboot bootlogo --------------------------------------------------------------------------------  ================= sdb1: Location of files loaded by Syslinux: ==================             GiB - GB             File                                 Fragment(s)              ?? = ??             syslinux/syslinux.cfg                          1             ?? = ??             ldlinux.sys                                    1             ?? = ??             syslinux/chain.c32                             1             ?? = ??             syslinux/gfxboot.c32                           1             ?? = ??             syslinux/menu.c32                              1             ?? = ??             syslinux/vesamenu.c32                          1  ============== sdb1: Version of COM32(R) files used by Syslinux: ===============   syslinux/chain.c32                 :  COM32R module (v4.xx)  syslinux/gfxboot.c32               :  COM32R module (v4.xx)  syslinux/menu.c32                  :  COM32R module (v4.xx)  syslinux/vesamenu.c32              :  COM32R module (v4.xx)   ADDITIONAL INFORMATION : =================== log of boot-repair 2013-05-11__02h14 =================== boot-repair version : 3.198~ppa16~precise boot-sav version : 3.198~ppa16~precise glade2script version : 3.2.2~ppa45~precise boot-sav-extra version : 3.198~ppa16~precise boot-repair is executed in live-session (Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS, precise, Ubuntu, i686) ls: cannot access /home/usr/.config: No such file or directory CPU op-mode(s):        32-bit, 64-bit noprompt cdrom-detect/try-usb=true file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu.seed boot=casper persistent initrd=/casper/initrd.lz splash -- BOOT_IMAGE=/casper/vmlinuz mmcblk0 (sda) has unknown type. Please report this message to boot.repair@gmail.com Unmount sda1 from /media/Drive C to avoid space incompatibilities Unmount sda2 from /media/Drive E to avoid space incompatibilities Unmount mmcblk0 from /media/SD CARD to avoid space incompatibilities  =================== os-prober: /dev/sda1:Microsoft Windows XP Professional:Windows:chain  =================== blkid: /dev/loop0: TYPE="squashfs" /dev/sda1: LABEL="Drive C" UUID="40E863ABE8639DC2" TYPE="ntfs" /dev/sda2: LABEL="Drive E" UUID="3614077E14073FFB" TYPE="ntfs" /dev/sdb1: LABEL="PENDRIVE" UUID="0C47-2940" TYPE="vfat" /dev/mmcblk0: LABEL="SD CARD" UUID="2453-B1C7" TYPE="vfat"   1 disks with OS, 1 OS : 0 Linux, 0 MacOS, 1 Windows, 0 unknown type OS.  =================== UEFI/Legacy mode: This live-session is not EFI-compatible. SecureBoot maybe enabled.   =================== PARTITIONS & DISKS: sda1	: sda,	not-sepboot,	no-grubenv	nogrub,	no-docgrub,	no-update-grub,	32,	no-boot,	is-os,	not--efi--part,	part-has-no-fstab,	part-has-no-fstab,	ntldr,	no-winload,	no-recov-nor-hid,	no-bmgr,	notwinboot,	nopakmgr,	nogrubinstall,	with--usr,	part-has-no-fstab,	not-sep-usr,	standard,	not-far,	/mnt/boot-sav/sda1. sda2	: sda,	not-sepboot,	no-grubenv	nogrub,	no-docgrub,	no-update-grub,	32,	no-boot,	no-os,	not--efi--part,	part-has-no-fstab,	part-has-no-fstab,	no-nt,	no-winload,	no-recov-nor-hid,	no-bmgr,	notwinboot,	nopakmgr,	nogrubinstall,	with--usr,	part-has-no-fstab,	not-sep-usr,	standard,	farbios,	/mnt/boot-sav/sda2. mmcblk0	: sda,	not-sepboot,	no-grubenv	nogrub,	no-docgrub,	no-update-grub,	32,	no-boot,	no-os,	not--efi--part,	part-has-no-fstab,	part-has-no-fstab,	no-nt,	no-winload,	no-recov-nor-hid,	no-bmgr,	notwinboot,	nopakmgr,	nogrubinstall,	no---usr,	part-has-no-fstab,	not-sep-usr,	standard,	not-far,	/mnt/boot-sav/mmcblk0.  sda	: not-GPT,	BIOSboot-not-needed,	has-no-EFIpart, 	not-usb,	has-os,	63 sectors * 512 bytes   =================== parted -l:  Model: ATA Hitachi HTS54161 (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 160GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B Partition Table: msdos  Number  Start   End     Size    Type     File system  Flags 1      32.3kB  81.8GB  81.8GB  primary  ntfs         boot 2      81.8GB  160GB   78.2GB  primary  ntfs   Model: Kingmax USB2.0 FlashDisk (scsi) Disk /dev/sdb: 3962MB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B Partition Table: msdos  Number  Start   End     Size    Type     File system  Flags 1      6636kB  3962MB  3955MB  primary  fat32        boot   Model: SD SD01G (sd/mmc) Disk /dev/mmcblk0: 1030MB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B Partition Table: loop  Number  Start  End     Size    File system  Flags 1      0.00B  1030MB  1030MB  fat32  =================== parted -lm:  BYT; /dev/sda:160GB:scsi:512:512:msdos:ATA Hitachi HTS54161; 1:32.3kB:81.8GB:81.8GB:ntfs::boot; 2:81.8GB:160GB:78.2GB:ntfs::;  BYT; /dev/sdb:3962MB:scsi:512:512:msdos:Kingmax USB2.0 FlashDisk; 1:6636kB:3962MB:3955MB:fat32::boot;  BYT; /dev/mmcblk0:1030MB:sd/mmc:512:512:loop:SD SD01G; 1:0.00B:1030MB:1030MB:fat32::;   =================== mount: /cow on / type overlayfs (rw) proc on /proc type proc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev) sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev) udev on /dev type devtmpfs (rw,mode=0755) devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,noexec,nosuid,gid=5,mode=0620) tmpfs on /run type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,size=10%,mode=0755) /dev/sdb1 on /cdrom type vfat (rw,relatime,fmask=0022,dmask=0022,codepage=cp437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,errors=remount-ro) /dev/loop0 on /rofs type squashfs (ro,noatime) none on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw) none on /sys/kernel/debug type debugfs (rw) none on /sys/kernel/security type securityfs (rw) tmpfs on /tmp type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev) none on /run/lock type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,size=5242880) none on /run/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev) gvfs-fuse-daemon on /home/ubuntu/.gvfs type fuse.gvfs-fuse-daemon (rw,nosuid,nodev,user=ubuntu) /dev/sda1 on /mnt/boot-sav/sda1 type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,blksize=4096) /dev/sda2 on /mnt/boot-sav/sda2 type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,blksize=4096) /dev/mmcblk0 on /mnt/boot-sav/mmcblk0 type vfat (rw)   =================== ls: /sys/block/mmcblk0 (filtered):  alignment_offset bdi capability dev device discard_alignment ext_range force_ro holders inflight power queue range removable ro size slaves stat subsystem trace uevent /sys/block/sda (filtered):  alignment_offset bdi capability dev device discard_alignment events events_async events_poll_msecs ext_range holders inflight power queue range removable ro sda1 sda2 size slaves stat subsystem trace uevent /sys/block/sdb (filtered):  alignment_offset bdi capability dev device discard_alignment events events_async events_poll_msecs ext_range holders inflight power queue range removable ro sdb1 size slaves stat subsystem trace uevent /sys/block/sr0 (filtered):  alignment_offset bdi capability dev device discard_alignment events events_async events_poll_msecs ext_range holders inflight power queue range removable ro size slaves stat subsystem trace uevent /dev (filtered):  agpgart alarm ashmem autofs binder block bsg btrfs-control bus cdrom cdrw char console core cpu cpu_dma_latency disk dri dvd dvdrw ecryptfs fb0 fd full fuse fw0 hpet input kmsg log mapper mcelog mem mmcblk0 net network_latency network_throughput null oldmem port ppp psaux ptmx pts random rfkill rtc rtc0 sda sda1 sda2 sdb sdb1 sg0 sg1 sg2 shm snapshot snd sr0 stderr stdin stdout uinput urandom v4l vga_arbiter vhost-net video0 zero ls /dev/mapper:  control  =================== hexdump -n512 -C /dev/sda1 00000000  eb 52 90 4e 54 46 53 20  20 20 20 00 02 08 00 00  |.R.NTFS    .....| 00000010  00 00 00 00 00 f8 00 00  3f 00 ff 00 3f 00 00 00  |........?...?...| 00000020  00 00 00 00 80 00 80 00  98 98 85 09 00 00 00 00  |................| 00000030  00 00 0c 00 00 00 00 00  10 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  |................| 00000040  f6 00 00 00 01 00 00 00  c2 9d 63 e8 ab 63 e8 40  |..........c..c.@| 00000050  00 00 00 00 fa 33 c0 8e  d0 bc 00 7c fb b8 c0 07  |.....3.....|....| 00000060  8e d8 e8 16 00 b8 00 0d  8e c0 33 db c6 06 0e 00  |..........3.....| 00000070  10 e8 53 00 68 00 0d 68  6a 02 cb 8a 16 24 00 b4  |..S.h..hj....$..| 00000080  08 cd 13 73 05 b9 ff ff  8a f1 66 0f b6 c6 40 66  |...s......f...@f| 00000090  0f b6 d1 80 e2 3f f7 e2  86 cd c0 ed 06 41 66 0f  |.....?.......Af.| 000000a0  b7 c9 66 f7 e1 66 a3 20  00 c3 b4 41 bb aa 55 8a  |..f..f. ...A..U.| 000000b0  16 24 00 cd 13 72 0f 81  fb 55 aa 75 09 f6 c1 01  |.$...r...U.u....| 000000c0  74 04 fe 06 14 00 c3 66  60 1e 06 66 a1 10 00 66  |t......f`..f...f| 000000d0  03 06 1c 00 66 3b 06 20  00 0f 82 3a 00 1e 66 6a  |....f;. ...:..fj| 000000e0  00 66 50 06 53 66 68 10  00 01 00 80 3e 14 00 00  |.fP.Sfh.....>...| 000000f0  0f 85 0c 00 e8 b3 ff 80  3e 14 00 00 0f 84 61 00  |........>.....a.| 00000100  b4 42 8a 16 24 00 16 1f  8b f4 cd 13 66 58 5b 07  |.B..$.......fX[.| 00000110  66 58 66 58 1f eb 2d 66  33 d2 66 0f b7 0e 18 00  |fXfX..-f3.f.....| 00000120  66 f7 f1 fe c2 8a ca 66  8b d0 66 c1 ea 10 f7 36  |f......f..f....6| 00000130  1a 00 86 d6 8a 16 24 00  8a e8 c0 e4 06 0a cc b8  |......$.........| 00000140  01 02 cd 13 0f 82 19 00  8c c0 05 20 00 8e c0 66  |........... ...f| 00000150  ff 06 10 00 ff 0e 0e 00  0f 85 6f ff 07 1f 66 61  |..........o...fa| 00000160  c3 a0 f8 01 e8 09 00 a0  fb 01 e8 03 00 fb eb fe  |................| 00000170  b4 01 8b f0 ac 3c 00 74  09 b4 0e bb 07 00 cd 10  |.....<.t........| 00000180  eb f2 c3 0d 0a 41 20 64  69 73 6b 20 72 65 61 64  |.....A disk read| 00000190  20 65 72 72 6f 72 20 6f  63 63 75 72 72 65 64 00  | error occurred.| 000001a0  0d 0a 4e 54 4c 44 52 20  69 73 20 6d 69 73 73 69  |..NTLDR is missi| 000001b0  6e 67 00 0d 0a 4e 54 4c  44 52 20 69 73 20 63 6f  |ng...NTLDR is co| 000001c0  6d 70 72 65 73 73 65 64  00 0d 0a 50 72 65 73 73  |mpressed...Press| 000001d0  20 43 74 72 6c 2b 41 6c  74 2b 44 65 6c 20 74 6f  | Ctrl+Alt+Del to| 000001e0  20 72 65 73 74 61 72 74  0d 0a 00 00 00 00 00 00  | restart........| 000001f0  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  83 a0 b3 c9 00 00 55 aa  |..............U.| 00000200  =================== hexdump -n512 -C /dev/sda2 00000000  eb 52 90 4e 54 46 53 20  20 20 20 00 02 08 00 00  |.R.NTFS    .....| 00000010  00 00 00 00 00 f8 00 00  3f 00 ff 00 d8 98 85 09  |........?.......| 00000020  00 00 00 00 80 00 80 00  e8 f1 1b 09 00 00 00 00  |................| 00000030  00 00 0c 00 00 00 00 00  1e bf 91 00 00 00 00 00  |................| 00000040  f6 00 00 00 01 00 00 00  fb 3f 07 14 7e 07 14 36  |.........?..~..6| 00000050  00 00 00 00 fa 33 c0 8e  d0 bc 00 7c fb b8 c0 07  |.....3.....|....| 00000060  8e d8 e8 16 00 b8 00 0d  8e c0 33 db c6 06 0e 00  |..........3.....| 00000070  10 e8 53 00 68 00 0d 68  6a 02 cb 8a 16 24 00 b4  |..S.h..hj....$..| 00000080  08 cd 13 73 05 b9 ff ff  8a f1 66 0f b6 c6 40 66  |...s......f...@f| 00000090  0f b6 d1 80 e2 3f f7 e2  86 cd c0 ed 06 41 66 0f  |.....?.......Af.| 000000a0  b7 c9 66 f7 e1 66 a3 20  00 c3 b4 41 bb aa 55 8a  |..f..f. ...A..U.| 000000b0  16 24 00 cd 13 72 0f 81  fb 55 aa 75 09 f6 c1 01  |.$...r...U.u....| 000000c0  74 04 fe 06 14 00 c3 66  60 1e 06 66 a1 10 00 66  |t......f`..f...f| 000000d0  03 06 1c 00 66 3b 06 20  00 0f 82 3a 00 1e 66 6a  |....f;. ...:..fj| 000000e0  00 66 50 06 53 66 68 10  00 01 00 80 3e 14 00 00  |.fP.Sfh.....>...| 000000f0  0f 85 0c 00 e8 b3 ff 80  3e 14 00 00 0f 84 61 00  |........>.....a.| 00000100  b4 42 8a 16 24 00 16 1f  8b f4 cd 13 66 58 5b 07  |.B..$.......fX[.| 00000110  66 58 66 58 1f eb 2d 66  33 d2 66 0f b7 0e 18 00  |fXfX..-f3.f.....| 00000120  66 f7 f1 fe c2 8a ca 66  8b d0 66 c1 ea 10 f7 36  |f......f..f....6| 00000130  1a 00 86 d6 8a 16 24 00  8a e8 c0 e4 06 0a cc b8  |......$.........| 00000140  01 02 cd 13 0f 82 19 00  8c c0 05 20 00 8e c0 66  |........... ...f| 00000150  ff 06 10 00 ff 0e 0e 00  0f 85 6f ff 07 1f 66 61  |..........o...fa| 00000160  c3 a0 f8 01 e8 09 00 a0  fb 01 e8 03 00 fb eb fe  |................| 00000170  b4 01 8b f0 ac 3c 00 74  09 b4 0e bb 07 00 cd 10  |.....<.t........| 00000180  eb f2 c3 0d 0a 41 20 64  69 73 6b 20 72 65 61 64  |.....A disk read| 00000190  20 65 72 72 6f 72 20 6f  63 63 75 72 72 65 64 00  | error occurred.| 000001a0  0d 0a 4e 54 4c 44 52 20  69 73 20 6d 69 73 73 69  |..NTLDR is missi| 000001b0  6e 67 00 0d 0a 4e 54 4c  44 52 20 69 73 20 63 6f  |ng...NTLDR is co| 000001c0  6d 70 72 65 73 73 65 64  00 0d 0a 50 72 65 73 73  |mpressed...Press| 000001d0  20 43 74 72 6c 2b 41 6c  74 2b 44 65 6c 20 74 6f  | Ctrl+Alt+Del to| 000001e0  20 72 65 73 74 61 72 74  0d 0a 00 00 00 00 00 00  | restart........| 000001f0  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  83 a0 b3 c9 00 00 55 aa  |..............U.| 00000200  =================== hexdump -n512 -C /dev/mmcblk0 00000000  eb 58 90 4d 53 44 4f 53  35 2e 30 00 02 08 24 00  |.X.MSDOS5.0...$.| 00000010  02 00 00 00 00 f8 00 00  3f 00 ff 00 00 00 00 00  |........?.......| 00000020  00 b4 1e 00 aa 07 00 00  00 00 00 00 02 00 00 00  |................| 00000030  01 00 06 00 00 00 00 00  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  |................| 00000040  00 00 29 c7 b1 53 24 4e  4f 20 4e 41 4d 45 20 20  |..)..S$NO NAME  | 00000050  20 20 46 41 54 33 32 20  20 20 33 c9 8e d1 bc f4  |  FAT32   3.....| 00000060  7b 8e c1 8e d9 bd 00 7c  88 4e 02 8a 56 40 b4 08  |{......|.N..V@..| 00000070  cd 13 73 05 b9 ff ff 8a  f1 66 0f b6 c6 40 66 0f  |..s......f...@f.| 00000080  b6 d1 80 e2 3f f7 e2 86  cd c0 ed 06 41 66 0f b7  |....?.......Af..| 00000090  c9 66 f7 e1 66 89 46 f8  83 7e 16 00 75 38 83 7e  |.f..f.F..~..u8.~| 000000a0  2a 00 77 32 66 8b 46 1c  66 83 c0 0c bb 00 80 b9  |*.w2f.F.f.......| 000000b0  01 00 e8 2b 00 e9 48 03  a0 fa 7d b4 7d 8b f0 ac  |...+..H...}.}...| 000000c0  84 c0 74 17 3c ff 74 09  b4 0e bb 07 00 cd 10 eb  |..t.<.t.........| 000000d0  ee a0 fb 7d eb e5 a0 f9  7d eb e0 98 cd 16 cd 19  |...}....}.......| 000000e0  66 60 66 3b 46 f8 0f 82  4a 00 66 6a 00 66 50 06  |f`f;F...J.fj.fP.| 000000f0  53 66 68 10 00 01 00 80  7e 02 00 0f 85 20 00 b4  |Sfh.....~.... ..| 00000100  41 bb aa 55 8a 56 40 cd  13 0f 82 1c 00 81 fb 55  |A..U.V@........U| 00000110  aa 0f 85 14 00 f6 c1 01  0f 84 0d 00 fe 46 02 b4  |.............F..| 00000120  42 8a 56 40 8b f4 cd 13  b0 f9 66 58 66 58 66 58  |B.V@......fXfXfX| 00000130  66 58 eb 2a 66 33 d2 66  0f b7 4e 18 66 f7 f1 fe  |fX.*f3.f..N.f...| 00000140  c2 8a ca 66 8b d0 66 c1  ea 10 f7 76 1a 86 d6 8a  |...f..f....v....| 00000150  56 40 8a e8 c0 e4 06 0a  cc b8 01 02 cd 13 66 61  |V@............fa| 00000160  0f 82 54 ff 81 c3 00 02  66 40 49 0f 85 71 ff c3  |..T.....f@I..q..| 00000170  4e 54 4c 44 52 20 20 20  20 20 20 00 00 00 00 00  |NTLDR      .....| 00000180  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  |................| * 000001a0  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  00 00 00 00 0d 0a 52 65  |..............Re| 000001b0  6d 6f 76 65 20 64 69 73  6b 73 20 6f 72 20 6f 74  |move disks or ot| 000001c0  68 65 72 20 6d 65 64 69  61 2e ff 0d 0a 44 69 73  |her media....Dis| 000001d0  6b 20 65 72 72 6f 72 ff  0d 0a 50 72 65 73 73 20  |k error...Press | 000001e0  61 6e 79 20 6b 65 79 20  74 6f 20 72 65 73 74 61  |any key to resta| 000001f0  72 74 0d 0a 00 00 00 00  00 ac cb d8 00 00 55 aa  |rt............U.| 00000200  =================== df -Th:  Filesystem     Type       Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on /cow           overlayfs 1004M   96M  909M  10% / udev           devtmpfs   996M   12K  996M   1% /dev tmpfs          tmpfs      402M  880K  401M   1% /run /dev/sdb1      vfat       3.7G  694M  3.0G  19% /cdrom /dev/loop0     squashfs   663M  663M     0 100% /rofs tmpfs          tmpfs     1004M   32K 1004M   1% /tmp none           tmpfs      5.0M     0  5.0M   0% /run/lock none           tmpfs     1004M  240K 1004M   1% /run/shm /dev/sda1      fuseblk     77G   71G  6.0G  93% /mnt/boot-sav/sda1 /dev/sda2      fuseblk     73G   72G  1.5G  99% /mnt/boot-sav/sda2 /dev/mmcblk0   vfat       981M  695M  287M  71% /mnt/boot-sav/mmcblk0  =================== fdisk -l:  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: 0xb8f0b8f0  Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System /dev/sda1   *          63   159750359    79875148+   7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sda2       159750360   312576704    76413172+   7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT  Disk /dev/sdb: 3961 MB, 3961520128 bytes 124 heads, 60 sectors/track, 1039 cylinders, total 7737344 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: 0xfe548a7c  Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System /dev/sdb1   *       12960     7737343     3862192    b  W95 FAT32  Disk /dev/mmcblk0: 1030 MB, 1030225920 bytes 4 heads, 16 sectors/track, 31440 cylinders, total 2012160 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: 0x6f20736b  This doesn't look like a partition table Probably you selected the wrong device.  Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System /dev/mmcblk0p1   ?   778135908  1919645538   570754815+  72  Unknown /dev/mmcblk0p2   ?   168689522  2104717761   968014120   65  Novell Netware 386 /dev/mmcblk0p3   ?  1869881465  3805909656   968014096   79  Unknown /dev/mmcblk0p4   ?  2885681152  2885736650       27749+   d  Unknown  Partition table entries are not in disk order    =================== Recommended repair Recommended-Repair This setting will restore the [(generic mbr)] MBR in sda, and make it boot on sda1. Additional repair will be performed: unhide-bootmenu-10s   fix-windows-boot   Quantity of real Windows: 1 Will restore the MBR_TO_RESTORE : sda (generic mbr) into sda dd if=/usr/lib/syslinux/mbr.bin of=/dev/sda 0+1 records in 0+1 records out  Boot successfully repaired.  You can now reboot your computer.  pastebinit  packages needed dpkg-preconfigure: unable to re-open stdin: No such file or directory
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    Re: Partitioning Failed During Ubuntu Install, Messed Up WinXP

    Sorry for your problems, but you have part of the blame too. Repartitioning always carries some risk and you should have a full backup of your data and ALL your install media for all your OSs at hand.

    It's much better not to use the slider of the installer, but to resize your ntfs partitions in advance, because windows gets lost real fast if other tools touch its system partition. However, including this option in the ubuntu installer is a lose-lose situation. If you include it, and sometimes it fails at the partitioning, people will complain. If you don't, people will also complain because they need to use other tools to resize the ntfs partitions first.
    Also, this might not have been a fault of the installer itself, the hdd can be temporarily unreadable and stop the process.

    You could try testdisk from live mode to try restoring the old partition layout. Hopefully none of the files are destroyed. Testdisk can also look into the partition it found, so you can see if it opens the folder structure or not (that's the P option in testdisk):
    http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk_Step_By_Step

    Since Disk Management in XP can't resize partition, like in win7, you have to use some third party tool for that, or Gparted from the ubuntu cd in live mode, or Gparted Live CD. But the first task is to try getting your data back, and the old partition layout. If it didn't finish the repartitioning I guess no data started to get written, so it should all be there when the old layout is written back. Be careful with testdisk because it's a powerfull tool and it can find older partitions that you deleted on purpose, so watch out which layout you restore (write to the hdd). If in doubt post a screenshot but you know your layout much better than us, we can only guess.
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    Re: Partitioning Failed During Ubuntu Install, Messed Up WinXP

    Hi,
    Using the LiveUSB Ubuntu Boot Disk, I can still read the Partition C & E yet being able to access the files on both partitions without problems. However, when I use the GParted Partition Editor, it showed that Partition C is having NTFS file inconsistency when not mounted and asking me to run the CHKDSK /F. Currently, I'm copying the Data Saved on the Partition C onto my external USB HD. Under the GParted, should I click Check and Apply to let the GParted fix the problems on Partition C ? I'm confused that the Check operation can also fix problems as described. Thanks

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    Re: Partitioning Failed During Ubuntu Install, Messed Up WinXP

    No, linux tools can't do an equivalent of windows chkdsk. And that's the problem with resizing with the slider. Even if it worked in full, XP will notice the new size of its partition and will want chkdsk BEFORE it boots, but you can't run chkdsk until it boots, so you are in catch 22.

    That's why it's best to resize first, using any tool, reboot XP few times so it can do all its checks, and only then start the ubuntu install.

    Good that the data is still there. I don't know if you can do the chkdsk without the XP cd. With the cd you do it in the Recovery Console (or what ever it was called exactly).
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    Re: Partitioning Failed During Ubuntu Install, Messed Up WinXP

    It's too late now but apart from backing up your data you should have defragged your drive before trying to resize it.
    Don't follow these steps now, get your PC working first.
    This is only for if you decide to try installing Ubuntu again.
    Windows tends to leave bits of files all over the place. Use the Windows defrag tool.
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314848

    There is also an unmovable swap file, PAGEFILE.SYS, if you boot from a Live CD you could delete it to make the resize operation faster. The next time you boot Windows it will be recreated.

    Some PAGEFILE.SYS links:
    http://www.serverwatch.com/tutorials...Windows-XP.htm
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307886
    http://www.computerhope.com/jargon/s/swapfile.htm

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    Re: Partitioning Failed During Ubuntu Install, Messed Up WinXP

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...3#post12644683

    My laptop (Motherboard, BIOS) is damaged after running the testdisk, situation is getting worse now, I deeply regret installing ubuntu

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    Re: Partitioning Failed During Ubuntu Install, Messed Up WinXP

    It's almost impossible for software to damage your hardware. It might only look like that if a piece of hardware fails when installing some software. Maybe in fact a hdrware failure was the reason the repartitioning of the installer failed.

    Ubuntu or Testdisk don't touch your BIOS. At most, they can make changes to the hdd or partition table. But I've never heard of a situation to mess with your BIOS.
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