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Linux Mint lost partition

Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 4:54 am
by gopalito
hello,
lately, i had to resize my partition to install w*** on my computer as i needed temporarly functions of a software that has no real equivalent in the free world ...
i was dispointed to have to ,put a w**** on my computer but the worst is that now i can only boot on w*** when i press f12 and go to the boot option my linuxmint partition is not accesible ..
But if i boot with a live usb with linuxmint and go to the disk utility, this partition is present ...
is there a way to regain acces to this partition from boot menu ?

As i plan to delete the w*** partition in afew month when i Don't need it anymore …

thank you for your help :D

Re: Linux Mint lost partition

Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 5:14 am
by Pierre
so, from your Live usb stick - - can you find the program 'Disks - which should be found in the Accessories Group

then, from that program, it should now show your PCs current drive layout:
- grab an screen_shot of that & paste it back here, on your reply.
so, that we can then tell, just what has happened, on your machine.

Re: Linux Mint lost partition

Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 5:57 am
by dancer_69
gopalito wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 4:54 am
hello,
lately, i had to resize my partition to install w*** on my computer as i needed temporarly functions of a software that has no real equivalent in the free world ...
i was dispointed to have to ,put a w**** on my computer but the worst is that now i can only boot on w*** when i press f12 and go to the boot option my linuxmint partition is not accesible ..
But if i boot with a live usb with linuxmint and go to the disk utility, this partition is present ...
is there a way to regain acces to this partition from boot menu ?

As i plan to delete the w*** partition in afew month when i Don't need it anymore …

thank you for your help :D
If you installed windows after linux mint installation, then windows replaced linux' s grub bootloader. Windows bootloader doesn't support other from windows OS. So it's normal that you cannot access linux mint installation.
Use the live usb that you have, open a terminal and run the command "sudo grub-install /dev/sdX"(replace "X" with your disk letter, normally sda if you have only one disk). This will reinstall grub bootloader which will detect windows installation also.
Here is a more detailed step by step guide. It's for ubuntu, but it will work fine on linux mint too:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Recov ... ingWindows

Re: Linux Mint lost partition

Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 6:11 am
by deepakdeshp

Re: Linux Mint lost partition

Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 7:29 am
by JerryF
I had to do the same thing and Boot Repair did the job to fix booting.