Like many other Linuxnoob I have now stepped into to world of the Linux. While I am a superuser in windows and know all keyboard shortcuts and tricky stuff by heart in windows the linuxexperiance was not so great for me.And ofcourse a couple of days later I hear about the amazing noob linux where everything runs easily after installation. Thats right LinuxMint. I have 2 questions so pls take the time to read all of my post and I will be extremly happy for all help and links. Thx to u all in advance
1: Can I somehow convert my kubuntu into linuxmint without running a full install? is there a script or something I can run to fix this easily and without tears and sweat? (I will try to mess as little as possible with the harddrive as you will see in Q 2)
I started with kubuntu and made a bootdisk with the latest stable release last friday. Beeing lazy and superuser I backed up all my documents and photos to me D drive which was on the same physical drive as C. Just to be sure......
I printed out a step-by-step guide for how to make a dualboot system and got started. When I started I had the disk formatted into 2 drives, C+D with NTFS filessystem.
When I was done with installation I excpected to see a LILO or similar "boothandler" that would give me a choice to boot either winxp or kubuntu.
No, something went wrong and my windows install was gone and so was my D partition with my backup. This is not life and death serious but it would be nice if possible to still be able to extract the files out of the disk.
2:) How can I find back the files without sending disk to a specialist? I have done this once at work on a windows xp laptop, where we extracted the files from a acidently formatted drive after moutning the 2.5" drive into a workstation and running a 3rd party program. We then recovered all the needed files. Can this be done now that I have formatted the disk for Linux?