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November 17, 2012 3:25:06 PM

At first I'd like to excuse me for my semi-broken English.
Anyhow, here we go ! smile.gif

So I'm experiencing this problem, the problem where my HDD only shows 30MB out of the 1TB.
The thing is, before this problem acquired I had some other problems with my system thanks due GRUB.

Let me give you guys an idea what was going on.
I have 3 disks,
- A 64GB SSD which contains my Windows 8 installation
- A 1TB HDD which held my Windows 8 files and programs
- A 160GB HDD which had Back Track 5 upon it


Two nights ago I partitioned my 160GB disk which had a copy of Back Track 5 upon it.
Everything went smooth and so until the next morning when I tried checking my email.
Upon boot I received a GRUB message error stating '' Grub can't find such device''
Silly me with my enormous silly head feared all of my disks being corrupt and before I knew I unplugged my 1TB HDD which held all of my personal files and took it with me to school. (of course after turning the computer down) Once there I directly plugged my disk into my personal school computer (Windows XP) hoping to see any living file. Sadly enough things didn't went that smooth enough.
I did saw my hard drive, but once I clicked upon it I was prompted with a error message box which said that my hard disk needed a reformation. After consulting Diskmanagement and USB-HDD connected I finally asked my teacher for some aid. He then tried connecting the hard disk to his computer (Fedora) but once again it was a no no. Later that day I found out why my Grub Loader was somewhat bugged and once home I used this guide

- howopensource.com/2011/08/restore-mbr-from-ubuntu-live-cd-usb/

It went smooth and I was able to boot my Windows Installation. There I finally could see my HDD without the need of a reformation, the only minor was the drive being 30MB out of the 1TB.
Without to much thinking I reformatted the drive because I was planning to use File Recovery Software anyhow. Windows 8 Diskmanagement is also not able to detect the whole TB, just like the Ubuntu Live USB when in Installation.

Thus leaving me here, clueless what to do. I do have a theory tho.
Would it be due my teacher putting the drive into his Fedora system ?
Anyhow. I'm looking forward to any response. Feel free to ask me anything !

Yannick.


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ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 60.0 GB, 60022480896 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 7297 cylinders, total 117231408 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: 0x3562bf50

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 2048 206847 102400 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda2 206848 117227519 58510336 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT

Disk /dev/sdb: 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: 0x000b5979

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 63 312579759 156289848+ 42 SFS

Disk /dev/sdc: 33 MB, 33348608 bytes
180 heads, 48 sectors/track, 7 cylinders, total 65134 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: 0x00000001

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdc1 128 59519 29696 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT

Disk /dev/sdd: 3868 MB, 3868430336 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 470 cylinders, total 7555528 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: 0x00000000

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdd1 * 128 7555455 3777664 b W95 FAT32

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November 17, 2012 6:42:50 PM

Hi can you use 'sudo parted -l' instead of fdisk?
November 17, 2012 7:41:12 PM

Of course, I'll post the results in a few minutes.
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November 17, 2012 10:19:47 PM

Sorry for the late response.

sudo parted -l
Model: ATA OCZ-VERTEX2 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 60.0GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos

Number Start End Size Type File system Flags
1 1049kB 106MB 105MB primary ntfs boot
2 106MB 60.0GB 59.9GB primary ntfs


Model: ATA ST3160212AS (scsi)
Disk /dev/sdb: 160GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos

Number Start End Size Type File system Flags
1 32.3kB 160GB 160GB primary ntfs


Model: ATA SAMSUNG HD103SJ (scsi)
Disk /dev/sdc: 33.3MB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos

Number Start End Size Type File system Flags
1 65.5kB 30.5MB 30.4MB primary ntfs


Model: Kingston DataTraveler G3 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sdd: 3868MB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos

Number Start End Size Type File system Flags
1 65.5kB 3868MB 3868MB primary fat32 boot
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