On 9 May 2010 13:03, Shimon Lebowitz <shimonleb@...
> I will just comment that a friend of mine tried the Ubuntu dual-boot installation on his laptop, and then was unable to access his Windows data. He brought me the laptop, and I found that his partition table had been klobbered, and access to the NTFS partition was lost. I had to rebuild the table manually to recover access to the NTFS files. (Which took me a few days in my spare time)
> This was NOT fun, and he dropped the whole ubuntu idea.
> I have a suspicion that there might be a bug in the Ubuntu partitioner used in the dual-boot process. Thankfully the partition it built for itself did not actually overwrite any of the old data.
That is some bug! What version of Ubuntu was that? I hope that you
filed a bug with the hardware specs so that it might be looked into.
I've done literally tens of Ubuntu installs (and other Linuxes, and
tons of Windows installs) and I have not encountered that issue.
The only thing that I can think of is that maybe the NTFS partition
was horribly fragmented, and then the installer tried resizing? Might
that be the case? Will the installer even try to resize NTFS?