I have two HDDs>> hd0 is internal , hd1 is external.
I installed Ubuntu 9.04 in the external hdd as follows:
"\home" ext3-partition in (hd1,2)
"\root" ext3-partition in (hd1,3)
"swap" partition in (hd1,4)
During installation, I changed the bootloader setting. (I intended Ubuntu 9.04 to boot from the external hard disk itself.) I set the (hd1,0) NTFS partition for installing the boot-loader. [I thought the bootloader will be installed in that NTFS partition & its data will remain intact.
Now (hd1,0) is a partition of 800GB(!!!) & it contains ~560GB of my data which I'm unable to access from Windows/ newly installed Ubuntu 9.04/ Ubuntu 8.10 live-disk...Windows is unable to read the data (as expected :D); Windows wants to format the disk before using!!!
Unexpectedly, Ubuntu doesn't even show the 800-GB space in "Places/Computer" although it shows the partition as of "Unknown file system" in "GParted" (partition editor).
I need the data (~560GB)... pl help...