I had installed Win7 on my SSD 128gb and wanted to add Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on it.
My Ubuntu ISO was created on an USB Stick using
Yumi Multi-OS installer.
So i booted from USB, selected Ubuntu and then chose the option to install Ubuntu beside Win7.
I thought that it would install my Ubuntu on the 128GB SSD and i think it did this. But my 500GB data drive seems to be affected by the installation. On Windows it shows that the data HDD is partitioned into 3 parts: 1MB, 453,68GB RAW and 11,96GB primary partition.
I dont know why the installer affected my 500GB data drive, but I cant access my files neither on Win7 nor on Ubuntu.
I'm sure that this can be fixed, but I'm pretty new at Ubuntu and couldn't find a solution on my own.
sudo parted -l
Modell: ATA M4-CT128M4SSD2 (scsi) Festplatte /dev/sda: 128GB Sektorgröße (logisch/physisch): 512B/512B Partitionstabelle: msdos Nummer Anfang Ende Größe Typ Dateisystem Flags 1 1049kB 106MB 105MB primary ntfs boot 2 106MB 128GB 128GB primary ntfs Modell: ATA WDC WD5000AAJS-0 (scsi) Festplatte /dev/sdb: 500GB Sektorgröße (logisch/physisch): 512B/512B Partitionstabelle: gpt Nummer Anfang Ende Größe Dateisystem Name Flags 1 17,4kB 134MB 134MB Microsoft reserved partition msftres 2 135MB 136MB 1049kB bios_grub 3 136MB 487GB 487GB ext4 4 487GB 500GB 12,8GB linux-swap(v1)
How can I fix this issue?
I asked this question on an other forum, too. People told me, that Ubuntu deleted my 500GB HDD Date device.
But i still dont understand why this happened.
I had 2 HDD's connected with my computer:
Device1: SSD 128GB (Windows 7 installed on it, i think it should be msdos) Device 2: HDD 500GB (only data, NTFS data-system)
After booting the Ubuntu from USB stick i had 3 options how to install it: a) Install Ubuntu beside Win7 b) Delete Win7 and replace it with Ubuntu c) Other / Custom Installation.
I am a big Noob at Linux, but i thought: ok, he found my Win7 installation and he can install Ubuntu beside Win7 (on my SSD 128GB). Yes, thats what i chose.
But instead of it the isntaller deleted my 500GB HDD and replaced it with Ubuntu.
Thats not what i wanted.
But i would be thankful if somebody could give me a reason why such a mistake could happen.
Gladfully, yesterday i made a backup of 80% of my data.