Did v7.4 invalidate my hard drive?
this is what happened. I redownloaded v7.4.0 and burned it to a
DVD. I booted from that and used the flash install icon on the desktop
to make a Knoppix USB stick. I booted from that and it seemed to be
fine. Everything seemed to be fine except that it didn't see my 2 TB
windows drive. I didn't really think about that at the time.
Everything seemed to be ok. Then I rebooted Windows Vista and the 2 TB
drive wasn't there. After a bit of investigation, I booted my old
v7.0.5 USB stick and ran gparted. My 2 TB drive now shows up as
Since I didn't really do anything else, I'm guessing that the USB flash
script somehow stepped on my HD partition table. I didn't find any
errors with gparted. It just shows up unallocated. I'm going to back
up the entire drive using DD before I try to repair the partition table.
I would appreciate any advice on the best way to fix this.
P.S. My Windows system boots from an SSD, but most of the data is on
the 2 TB drive. It only had one partition. I should have backed up the
partition table. Duh.