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Deleted Linux in Windows 7

Discussion in 'Crashed!' started by booman, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. booman

    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    I didn't even think this was possible!

    Here is my setup

    hard-drive 1:
    partition 1 - Windows 7
    partition 2 - data
    partition 3 - free space

    hard-drive 2:
    partition 1 - swap
    partition 2 - linux

    I had some free time last night and was in Windows 7 trying to clean stuff up. The partition 2 - data has a lot of Photos from my wifes photography business and I thought it would be a good idea to move them to partition 3 - free space.
    So I decided to format partition 3 - free space and noticed it was a lot larger than I remembered. It used to be my original Mint testing environment.
    Little did I know.... I just formatted hard-drive 2 partition 2 - Linux!!! :eek:

    In the past Windows would not even see an ext partition! Why the heck did Windows 7 see it?
    I'm talking Samsung SSD 120 Gig all formatted for Linux.
    Totally sucks, but not the end of the world!

    So I am spending my morning re-installing Mint 14 and re-setting all of my settings and installing Wine, PlayOnLinux, Chromium, 7zip, etc.

    The only thing I lost was my Fable guide and Serious Sam BFE 3 Gig game.
    Trial-by-Fire I guess!
    Geesh, now I know not to trust Windows and make sure to check Disk Management first.
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    The only good thing I can think to say is that at lest it's on the week end...But then your pretty busy on Sundays as I recall....

    So let's make that: One day you will no longer run Windows accept at work....those rusty old legacy accounts...":O}
  3. booman

    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    one day... but its funny how Linux can be so uninforming and just does what you tell it to do.
    Even if you didn't want to do it!
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    Kinda gets back to "be careful what you wish for hey? Or rather be sure you know what your wishing for...":O}
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    oh yeah...
    "be careful what you pray for"

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