My entire Disk is Unallocated! How do I get my Partitions back?

Asked by Dr. Duane Elihu Xavier on 2011-04-26

I had a dual boot system with Windows XP and Ubuntu 10.10! Now there are no Partitions showing! Using Gparted the Disk shows as being Unallocated! How do I get the Partitions back without losing My Data for both OS? I see GRUB and I am able to boot into Windows and Ubuntu so far! Showing as being Unallocated concerns me?

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2011-04-26
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2011-04-27
mycae (mycae) said : #1

If you can boot to ubuntu, it seems unlikely that your disk is not partitioned.

By chance, do you have two or more disks? This includes USB keys/external hard drives.

if in doubt, please post the output of the following commands from a terminal (ctrl+alt+t)

mount
sudo /sbin/fdisk -l

I have 2 Externat driives Seagate PRO

In gparted, at the top, you select which disk you are looking at. The disk where you have windows and Ubuntu installed is not empty, obviously. You may be mistaken when looking at gparted information.

marcus aurelius (adbiz) said : #4

external hard drives are formatted to be one huge partition. what you're seeing is that one partition. unless it's been broken down into multiple partitions, you won't see anything different. if you can write a file to it, then the partition is there. and unless you copies files to it, there will be nothing there.

marcus aurelius (adbiz) said : #5

external hard drives are formatted to be one huge partition. what you're seeing is that one partition. unless it's been broken down into multiple partitions, you won't see anything different. if you can write a file to it, then the partition is there. and unless you copies files to it, there will be nothing there.

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