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18 Aug 2010  
Zeptinune

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
What do you mean "Ubuntu wiped my partitions". Nothing of the sort should happen for any reason other than user error.
Ubuntu warned that my installation may fail if I don't allocate a disk for 'swap' so stupidly I allocated the Drive with all of my important stuff on it. Not knowing that it would simply format the drive and use the entire 60Gb contents for swap... I simply thought it would use whatever is left.
(Much like how a pagefile.sys works on windows xp, it uses a certain amount of disk space on a drive without actually having to format the whole thing).

I was wrong. (user error)
Being unfamiliar with ubuntu etc.

Anyway, unless anyone has another idea on how to get my files back. (Which are probably totally gone anyway but I have nothing better to do this wekeend than to try). Then i am pretty much down to just using this form of method to get my files back.
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