April 4th, 2005, 05:23 AM
help me find my linux
im new to linux the other day i installed ubuntu on my win 98 computer well linux was great but the grub loader did not pick up win 98 so i had to fdisk and partition the primary partition and reinstall win 98, but in the process i lost linux i dont know if the partition (logical) is hidden. how do i recover linux im new but willing to learn
April 4th, 2005, 05:34 AM
Did you keep linux and windows on separate partitions? If so, it would just be a matter of reinstalling your bootloader for linux. Providing it sees the windows partition this time everything should be fine.
Take a look at this link for your particular linux variety:
April 4th, 2005, 05:41 AM
yes they were on seperate partitions a 13gig for 98 and a 6.5gig for linux and a 1.0 gig partition for the swap file. is it possible that reinstalling win98 trashed the mbr
April 4th, 2005, 05:44 AM
yeah I'd say it did trash the MBR the way you had it with a dual boot from the linux loader. Now you basically have to give Linux control, and have it see the windows install and you're all set.
April 4th, 2005, 05:51 AM
thanks for your help i wont be able to get to it til wednesday but im sure the support you gave me will help. again thank you
April 4th, 2005, 06:31 AM
The Beast Master
That's a ditto....I had the same issue awhile back and corrected it as BB suggested.
Originally Posted by Big Booger
April 4th, 2005, 06:36 AM
The Beast Master
help me find my linux.
if that doesn't work....look in the garage next to your honda....lol.....jk....a little humor...wah ha ha
April 4th, 2005, 14:52 PM
this is not my main computer just a p3 that i can afford to make and learn to correct my mistakes on. still i amm going to upgrade it as much as possible and install a few distros on linux on it. again thanks for the help
April 8th, 2005, 05:42 AM
bb thanks for your help everything is working fine
April 8th, 2005, 09:01 AM
What steps did you take to recover it? From the link I posted?
Originally Posted by unisol
April 12th, 2005, 05:16 AM
i had to wipe everything clean clean install of windows and a fresh install of linux it worked out great no i am looking foward to upgading to hoary 5.04 from warty 4.10
April 12th, 2005, 05:18 AM
i had to wipe everything clean clean install of windows and a fresh install of linux it worked out great no i am looking foward to upgading to hoary 5.04 from warty 4.10 i am new to linux so it will take a while for me to get down the concepts