I had dual boot on my old laptop (2006), with win XP and Ubuntu 13.04 witch was installed after the XP, and everything worked well for me.
So, as per usual, I decided to re-install my XP, witch actually halfway crashed with some "random error"... Anyway, I can live without it (almost)...
After rebooting, I found out that the GRUB or/and MBR is gone (messed up). I managed to rescue these with the Ubuntu live-CD and big help from AskUbuntu community. Yet, the thing are not the same as before...
- HDD shown as entirely unallocated, information about unallocated.
Due to my state of Newbie, I can't even describe the problem well, so uploading some pictures so you can see what I have.
I would lie to have more space on my primary Linux partition, but before that - I want my partition table to be recognized, as well as to cease the overlap of the partitions...
- no partition 3, it's a content of a extended partition 2.
Please ask for more info as needed, I'll try my best to gather it for you, on a same way I'm discovering and learning Ubuntu.
Any thought is appreciated. Thank you.
This is what I see after run
sudo fdisk -lu
omitting empty partition (5) Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders, total 312581808 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disk identifier: 0x5e6e6c09 Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 63 78482484 39241211 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sda2 78483454 312560639 117038593 f W95 Ext'd (LBA) /dev/sda3 107780148 312560639 102390246 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sda5 78483456 105826303 13671424 83 Linux /dev/sda6 105828352 107780095 975872 82 Linux swap / Solaris