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    Unhappy Help, I (think) that I installed ubuntu over my windows 8 partitions

    Hello

    First, sorry for my english, it isn't my mother tongue.

    My problem is, I wanted to reinstall ubuntu (13.10) and I chose to do it over mine old 13.10 ubuntu because I had some problems.
    Now I can't boot windows or find it in the boot menu. And ubuntu has all mine partitions of mine pc.
    Could I recover windows? Or at least recover the files I had on windows?

    Thank you!

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    Re: Help, I (think) that I installed ubuntu over my windows 8 partitions

    From a terminal run 'sudo fdisk -l' without the quotes and post back here the output

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    Re: Help, I (think) that I installed ubuntu over my windows 8 partitions

    sofian@sofian-HP-Pavilion-g6-Notebook-PC:~$ sudo fdisk -l
    [sudo] password for sofian:

    WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sda'! The util fdisk doesn't support GPT. Use GNU Parted.


    Disk /dev/sda: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders, total 1953525168 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0xd7f0f8f5

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 1 1953525167 976762583+ ee GPT
    Partition 1 does not start on physical sector boundary.

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    Re: Help, I (think) that I installed ubuntu over my windows 8 partitions

    This is what I got

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    Re: Help, I (think) that I installed ubuntu over my windows 8 partitions

    Quote Originally Posted by sofian2 View Post
    This is what I got
    If you search that error message it gives a few hits, one of which is this. http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1952953

    I'm still on old stuff with win 7 so I have no knowledge of this but someone else may be along to help.

    I wouldnt do anything unitl you get some good advice.

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    Re: Help, I (think) that I installed ubuntu over my windows 8 partitions

    Ok, thanks!

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    Re: Help, I (think) that I installed ubuntu over my windows 8 partitions

    boot form live ubuntu disk and run gparted. i htink you may need to install it first and then take a screenshot and post it here. that should show the partition layout. another option might be to run bootinfo script and then post the result here iusign code tags (#)
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    Re: Help, I (think) that I installed ubuntu over my windows 8 partitions

    Gparted screenshot: http://i.imgur.com/rICXvah.png

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    Re: Help, I (think) that I installed ubuntu over my windows 8 partitions

    Could I recover windows? Or at least recover the files I had on windows?
    The (former) Windows partition(s) is/are gone. You might be able to restore the former partitions if you download and burn a CD from the free Minitool Partition Wizard Boot CD ISO file. That is a Windows filesystem partitioning tool which might be able to recover the former partitions.
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