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June 13th, 2010, 06:05 PM
After upgrading from Ubuntu 9.10 to Ubuntu 10.04, my NTFS drives have disappeared. Even the Disk Utility doesn't seem to work.
What do I do? All my important files are in my NTFS Drives.:confused:

June 13th, 2010, 06:16 PM
Just the auto mounting has disappeared? If you run in terminal:

sudo fdisk -l

does it show all disks?

June 13th, 2010, 06:22 PM
Thanks for your reply, darkod.
I guess this is what it shows:

Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 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: 0xb0e7b0e7

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 1912 15358108+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2 1913 9728 62782020 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda5 1913 4462 20482843+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda6 4463 7012 20482843+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda7 7013 8924 15358108+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda8 8925 9728 6458098+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris

I think sda1,2,5,6 are my NTFS Drives.
How do I get them back?

June 13th, 2010, 06:34 PM
If you look in Places, will they be shown? It would say like 10GB filesystem, or similar.

If they do show, try clicking on one and it should mount it. Then you can look inside.

If that works, most probably all is fine, it just depends how you were used to access them, maybe the mount command is broken.

June 13th, 2010, 06:36 PM
Whoa! I can access them now. Thanks a lot!! It seems to work. I just hope it doesn't disappear again.

June 13th, 2010, 06:39 PM
When you restart they don't stay mounted. :)

You can do the same if you need to access them. In fact I don't auto mount ntfs partitions except if you really need to access them all the time. It keeps them safe from deleting anything by mistake.

June 13th, 2010, 06:54 PM
I agree. Like this its more secure.
Thanks again :D