How to NOT uninstall Linux! and unformatting a hard disk
Another installment on my Linux experience is here!
So I got given a free 80GB hard disk from a friend who didn’t want it anymore, so I thought why not. I decided I would move the Linux installation over to the new HD so my C drive could have a little room to breath again.
Then I booted up Linux to repartition my C drive back to pure FAT32, and half the E driver into ext3. Little did I know that I simply couldn’t just remove the partition that Linux was installed on, which is what I did. then I found that I couldn’t reformat the E drive as it had some corruption according to Linux (probably why my friend didn’t want it anymore).
I wanted to watch a vid on my PC for lunch, so I decided I would solve the issue later. However, my lunch was halted by the fact that Windows wouldn’t boot up! Fact anything wouldn’t boot up!
GRUB ERROR 22! what the? I couldn’t load Windows or Linux or even safe mode. The boot screen wouldn’t even load…
Luckily, I have a wireless router, and a PSP to hand. So I looked up this blommin GRUB error, and find that it’s Linux’s fault! When I installed Linux, it took over the Windows boot with it’s own. So I had to reinstall Linux from the cd again! So glad I kept that CD. Back to square one with less than 10GB on my C drive. Least I have my external still. Looks like the free 80GB hard drive is rubbish.
However, something interesting here. I decided before fiddling with Linux, that I would try and unformat the hard disk I was given. With a little searching, I found an app that would do exactly that! They are few and far between, I will say that! Anyway, I tried it out, and recovered lost of files, including several My Documents folders. I had a little look, too much though. No music was worth retrieving, had it already. Please with the fact that I COULD do it, I decided to just leave it at that.
Oh, all the files are for sale on ebay to the highest bidder. Probably can find some credit card information and bank details on there somewhere. or not! Its not for sale, I just thought it may be amusing.
Ah well. Your comments on this installment? Interesting? Do comment.