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Linux cant detect drive partitions

by Luke_B / January 29, 2013 4:09 AM PST

After the unsuccessful recovery and system restore, I decided to wipe the partitions and do a fresh install of windows 8 from windows 7. At first my HDD with windows 8 crashed which was followed by windows 7 going corrupt. To make the backup of my files, I booted with Slax but to my surprise it didn't show a couple of partitions. Now, this is very irritating and my PC hasn't started for a couple of days.

What can I do to make the backup. I have the windows 8 DVD but it doesn't install on the my drive. Says drive is dynamic or something.

Please help me.

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As newer partition types show up.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 29, 2013 6:43 AM PST

You may need a newer version of Linux. However if you are only wanting to start over, I just blank the drive by using GPARTED (it's available as a small bootable CD) or DBAN. Bob

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Win 8
by Luke_B / January 30, 2013 5:20 AM PST

Nothing was helping. I installed my HDD in an another PC, made the backup and installed windows. Damn Linux!

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Or it was on an UEFI/EFT BIOS PC.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 30, 2013 6:15 AM PST
In reply to: Win 8

You'll run into this more and more.

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by Luke_B / January 30, 2013 9:25 PM PST


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It's a new thing.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 31, 2013 12:17 AM PST
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Because folk were able to boot up NTPASSWD and stride right in or boot other OSes and gain access to files, a change was made. EFI, UEFI and "secure boot" are the result and it is something that can really torque the users that were used to saving files from a crashed OS by a boot CD.

You will see more and more of these and on that subject in the next year.

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by Luke_B / February 1, 2013 2:20 AM PST
In reply to: It's a new thing.

I couldn't get a fix. Got a new HDD and saved the horror!

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