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http://www.linuxquestions.org – I have installed ubuntu in automatic mode. when i removed it from computer by removing partition(let E:) by going to disk management in xp, the portion of drive where the ubuntu was installed automatically get primary partition. then i created the new drive from that partition in XP(let E:). Later on when my XP got corrupted and i installed fresh xp then when i tried to access the drive i created(E:) says the file system not supported need to format the disk. Also when i tried to install fresh copy of linux in those partition it never get install on those partition. Now the issue is i cannot use those partiton due to fear that incase windows get corrupted my all data in that partition will be gone. Please Help. Currently i am not having any linux on computer due to shortage of disk space. Thanks. (HowTos)