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Today i tried to install iPC OSx86 on my pc, but it went ...
Disk Utility deleted all my other partitions
Today i tried to install iPC OSx86 on my pc, but it went quite wrong. I have 1 hard drive, a Samsung Spinpoint F1 HD103UJ with 1Tb of capacity. Initially i had 3 partitions in this order:
1. Kubuntu 9.04 (55Gb)
2. Windows XP (15 Gb)
3. Important data (NTFS) (+- 860 Gb)
At the begin of the installation wizard i selected Disk Utility, as stated in the manual. I didn't want to use kubuntu anymore, so i formatted the 1st partition with HFS+. But suddenly the other 2 partitions were lost and i ended up having 1 partition of 55 Gb and 875Gb unallocated space. I strongly chose the 1st partition to use, so i don't know why in hell the Disk Utility messed with my other partitions. I thought it wasn't smart to start the installation, so I closed the wizard. When i rebooted i just got an black screen with no bootloader or anything at all, just a flickering underscore.
I've tried some linux livecd's with tools like TestDisk and GParted to repair this problem, but without succes.
A guy on a tech forum told me that, most likely, the data on the other partitions is untouched and it's probabaly a messed up partition table.
At this point i don't know how to solve this problem and im getting a bit desperate because i have a lot important data!
I assume you guys have knowledge/experience of running multiple OS's on different partitions, could someone help me out with this problem or at least point me a step in the right direction?
PS. My english is not so good, excuse me if some things are not clear.
Last edited by younxta; 10-16-2009 at 09:33 PM.
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