linux mint/xp slave problem

Questions about Grub, UEFI,the liveCD and the installer
Forum rules
Before you post please read how to get help
bart
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Aug 13, 2009 2:36 pm

linux mint/xp slave problem

Postby bart » Thu Aug 13, 2009 2:46 pm

Hi am new to linux have just dual booted linux mint with xp all seemed to go well, but my slave drive has now changed from ntfs to fat16 have i lost all the files on this drive? or are they recoverable.
xp and mint boot ok there is some files i need off the slave.
don't think i mounted the drive on installation of mint .
Hope someone can help.


Many thanks

Bart.

User avatar
lagagnon
Level 7
Level 7
Posts: 1886
Joined: Wed Jun 17, 2009 7:38 pm
Location: an island in the Pacific...

Re: linux mint/xp slave problem

Postby lagagnon » Thu Aug 13, 2009 5:52 pm

bart wrote:... but my slave drive has now changed from ntfs to fat16 have i lost all the files on this drive? or are they recoverable.


Filesystems don't magically change unless you have specifically reformatted that partition to fat16. If you did that then your files are probably unrecoverable.

Insert and boot from the Mint Live CD, open a terminal and type:

sudo fdisk -l

and show us the output so we can see what partitions you now have.


Return to “Installation & Boot”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Nayos, Rebel450 and 6 guests