I wanted to install LinuxMCE on an computer with windows xp installed. I prepared a partition for it. After downloading and burning the dvd image and starting it in windows you can read: 'Boot from this CD to try Kubuntu without affecting your sytem'
Then i reboot from dvd and then you have to choose the hd to install linuxmce. The distribution didnt recognicedd my sata2 hd but recognized the usb hd were i have a lot of information. But i said ok, it shoudnt affect my system as noticed before. Finally the installation on usb hd finished with a black screen in some point after 'tar: read checkpoint:xxxxxx'
I tried to boot from it. Not possible. Now i have three partitions on the usb hd unreadable under windowsxp
Then i took a look at the wiki installation manual (yes i should finish reading it before...) and in bold you can read 'Warning: This installation will wipe the whole disk of the machine, all previous data will be permanently lost! '
So i wonder: Did i lost all the information on the usb hd?
If so, how can be said 'Boot from this CD to try Kubuntu without affecting your sytem'?
Is there any possibility to recover that information?
PD: Maybe my english is not as good as i would like...
wow... where to start.... ok.. the dvd install will wipe anything you have on your hd...
you mounted it running in a live windows system... the dvd is meant to be booted only for a quick install... you got an autorun file from the base kubuntu live distro which told you that you could try kubuntu without effecting your system... that part is true.. however, the dvd is NOT the kubuntu live cd... it is specifically for a fast install of linuxmce which WILL wipe your hd... don't know what else to tell you.... any info you had on that drive you installed to is gone...