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What happened to sda1?
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weepc

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PostPosted: Sun 09 Mar 2014, 23:58    Post_subject:  What happened to sda1?
Sub_title: I erased it, now I can't find it
 

Had a problem installing to sda1, so I had to erase it to do a clean install. Now I can't locate it to format it. How do I remount sda1?
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davids45


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PostPosted: Tue 11 Mar 2014, 02:39    Post_subject:  

G'day weepc,

Can you run a live CD Puppy (or usb Puppy), boot with pfix=ram and once Puppy is running, see what GParted reports if you run it. It should show you what partitions are on your hard-drive.

How did you "erase" sda1, by the way? Did you want to only clear all the data from it (wipe it or reformat it) - "erase" sounds like you have deleted sda1 as a partition, so there is just unformatted space where it was?

If so, just use GParted to re-create sda1 in the unformatted space.

David S.
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Flash
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PostPosted: Tue 11 Mar 2014, 10:09    Post_subject:  

To rephrase what David S. said: Linux only "sees" filesystems. It can't see empty (unformatted) space. When you deleted the partition you took out the filesystem structure. That's why Puppy doesn't see anything there. Gparted can reformat the empty space.
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d4p


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PostPosted: Tue 11 Mar 2014, 23:35    Post_subject:  

System/gparted/device/create partition table
hope it is ok
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weepc

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PostPosted: Fri 14 Mar 2014, 09:18    Post_subject:  

Problem fixed. thanx Very Happy
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