Thats what I was afraid of. As I said, I created a swap and linux partition (about 25gb, I had plenty of room)....and after install I could not see an NTFS partition, but the space is still there (roughly 420 gb).Just17:
If the partition has been deleted, it can be recreated and all the contents of the partition will be there PROVIDING that no new partitions have been created and WRITTEN to.
The tool to recover the partition table I suggest is
It should be run from a liveCD/DVD or liveUSB.
It is run from a console session.
You might have to install it while running live or it might already be installed ..... cannot recall ATM.
The BIGGIE is to NOT write anything to the drive before attempting recovery.
I just checked my Synaptic packages and have testdisk
installed. It may also be on your system, MyPCLinuxName
, as you said in opening post:
"So now, I have a nice install of PCLinuxOS and I can't get to my windows partition."
Just17 seems confident as long as the new partitions haven't been written to try testdisk
Synaptic:testdiskTool to check and undelete partition
Tool to check and undelete partition. Works with the following
* BeFS ( BeOS )
* BSD disklabel ( FreeBSD/OpenBSD/NetBSD )
* CramFS, Compressed File System
* DOS/Windows FAT12, FAT16 and FAT32
* HFS and HFS+, Hierarchical File System
* JFS, IBM's Journaled File System
* Linux Ext2 and Ext3
* Linux Raid
o RAID 1: mirroring
o RAID 4: striped array with parity device
o RAID 5: striped array with distributed parity information
o RAID 6: striped array with distributed dual redundancy information
* Linux Swap (versions 1 and 2)
* LVM and LVM2, Linux Logical Volume Manager
* Mac partition map
* Novell Storage Services NSS * NTFS
( Windows NT/2K/XP/2003/Vista )
* ReiserFS 3.5, 3.6 and 4
* Sun Solaris i386 disklabel
* Unix File System UFS and UFS2 (Sun/BSD/...)
* XFS, SGI's Journaled File System
Let's know what you decide to do, helps people to have examples if they run into a similar problem.
If advice hasn't helped, or your stuck, support can be given to help with other options.