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Thread: Problems with data drive from Vista machine on Ubuntu

  1. #11
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    Re: Problems with data drive from Vista machine on Ubuntu

    Just fired up Gparted and noticed a red '!' icon. Checking the information on the drive gives the window below :


    so I think we may be getting somewhere. Trying the disk check option fails with errors similar to the above so I guess I'll need a copy of windows. I'll try and pinch my neighbors machine and run a disk check with that.

    Thankyou so much for your help. I was worried i'd end up writing to the disk and wiping my data.

    Think I have a method to at least check the drive now if not repair it.

    Thanks

    Rob

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    Re: Problems with data drive from Vista machine on Ubuntu

    Good luck
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    Re: Problems with data drive from Vista machine on Ubuntu

    Thanks. Think I'll stick Lilo or grub on this box as well and sort out dual boot. Should make life a little less tedious.

    Thanks for your advice.

    Rob

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    Re: Problems with data drive from Vista machine on Ubuntu

    According to Google
    GPT hard disk is one kind of disk style. In computer hardware, GPT is a standard for the layout of partition table on a physical hard drive. It breaks up the limitation of four primary partitions, and it supports the number of partitions up to 128 per disk. However, 32-bit version of Windows XP will see only the Protective MBR and the EE partition will not be mounted
    So basically, you can't use GPT with XP.
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