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I asked this question earlier. I opted for mearging the Ubuntu partition with the free partition, since I was not sure with the size for /home. Thing went bad GRUB got corrupted, may be because Ubuntu partition UUID was changed due to partition deletion. After googling for some time I got that problem fixed using this post but now I am not able to view my win7 partition in linux.

Here is my Partition table configuration(from gpartd):

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Now when I try to mount win7 drive I get following error:

Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 1: helper failed with: mount: according to mtab, /dev/sda5 is already mounted on / mount failed

Another problem that I am at loss of 3GB of space on sda5 (ubuntu) partition. gparted is showing its a 35 GB partition but Disk utility shows its a 38 GB partition as shown bellow: enter image description here Why is it so.How do I recover it.

EDIT:

Contents of /etc/fstab: enter image description here

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Would you mind putting up a print out of /etc/fstab? The GParted graphic above says that the mount points for both Ubuntu and Win7 are /. You can't mount them both there simultaneously, but you could mount Win7 at, say, /Win7. –  boehj Apr 28 '11 at 20:04
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I think you can fix it with Mount-Manager.
But first backup your fstab (sudo cp /etc/fstab /etc/fstab.bak).

You have not lost 3GB, this is how each software interpret the space of the disk. Look at your others partitions, all are "smaller" at GParted.

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Yes, that's exactly right concerning the 'loss' of space issue. It's frustrating that things aren't standardized but that's how it works unfortunately. –  boehj Apr 28 '11 at 20:13
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