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...