Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Recently my laptop Win7 was crashed and I trying to backup the data before trying any recovery. For this I booted Ubuntu ubuntu-10.10-desktop-i386 (USB booted not installed on my HDD) and trying mount the win7 partions to copy the files, But I could not see the all partitions in Ubuntu.

My partitions are: C: 310 GB D: 200MB (System Recovery) E:100GB F:100GB G:130GB

only C & D are mounted, all other drives are not mounted also not listed in fdisk -l. If i run the Disk Utility the I could see the 310GB(C) & 200MB(D) as NTFS, where as the there is 340GB Free as Unallocated Space.

Please help me to detect and mount all the Win7 partition in ubuntu.

share|improve this question

There are 5 partitions, so they can't all be primary. How have your formated the last 3 partitions?

What does a sudo parted /dev/sda print say?

share|improve this answer
The laptop came with 2 partition C(windos installation) & D (Sys recovery), I shrink the C partion and made the other partions, I remember the new partitions are extented logical partions. Let me try the parted /dev/sda and give you the print – mdkarthikeyan Feb 22 '13 at 20:50
I used a utility "Test Disk" from AVG and that could able to see all the partitions and I recovered all the data. Finally I formatted to factory settings. seems there was a corrupt on partition table. – mdkarthikeyan Jul 12 '14 at 21:18

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.