Hello ---- From: micmacoffici...@gmail.com ---- >> I installed qubes os on my ssd hard-drive with windows 7 and >> now I"m trying to get back windows but for some reason I can"t
in case you've joined the Qubes Community for the first time, welcome :-) I really hope that you've made a backup before (!) installing any other OS on the same harddrive/ssd. And even if you're not working with a dual boot setup: BACKUP YOUR DATA - even more important when using windows. Today you can get a 2,5 portable hdd/ssd for less than 100eur and backup solutions like Veeam are a setup & forgett solution. Please (if you haven't done so): get a backup solution! https://www.veeam.com/windows-endpoint-server-backup-free.html Regarding your current setup: >From the information you've provided I assume that: - you had a working windows 7 installation on your ssd - you have installed qubes os on the same ssd - you can succesfully boot Qubes and login If this is correct, keep calm and take closer look what happened. 1) login into Qubes and start a terminal in dom0 2) find the identifier of your internal ssd: [username@dom0 ~]$ sudo pvdisplay | grep PV PV Name /dev/sda5 PV Size 327.94 GiB / not usable 4.00 MiB PV UUID A5YJiZ-mYa8-jG9K-6bYd-wYcR-vu3Q-9SBpNp this will print out three line, one of them: PV Name /dev/sda5 (this could also be something else but the part behin /dev/ is important) additionally you'll see a line: PV Size 327 GiB (size will be different in your case). If the size is much smaller than your ssd capacity it might be, that the other space is still occupied with your windows installation. 3) Show how your ssd is currently partitioned: In my case I got /dev/sda5 which means that my Qubes setup is running on partition 5 and my ssd is identified by /dev/sda (remove the last number). [username@dom0 ~]$ sudo fdisk -l /dev/sda Disk /dev/sda: 447.1 GiB, 480103981056 bytes, 937703088 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disklabel type: dos Disk identifier: 0x435892a5 Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type /dev/sda1 * 2048 1026047 1024000 500M 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sda2 1026048 245762047 244736000 116.7G 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sda3 245762048 249956351 4194304 2G 83 Linux /dev/sda4 249956352 937701375 687745024 328G 5 Extended /dev/sda5 249958400 937701375 687742976 328G 8e Linux LVM If you can see something like NTFS this indicates a windows partition. Make sure that the partition has a reasonable size. As you can see I have two NTFS (windows formatted) partitions, where the 1st one is only 500mb in size, which indicates the boot partition. the 2nd one is the one we are looking for. Do this now and enter the output. You can copy the data from the terminal in dom0 if you right click on the Q-icon in the upper right corner and choose "Copy dom0 Clipboard". Then switch to your internet-AppVM and copy the content using Shift+Ctrl+V and after that Ctrl+V Depending on the output we can provide the next steps.  -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "qubes-users" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to qubes-users+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/qubes-users/oXgyiCXHMw_BKGvq3XHDqJMAAfyNWVkNydIk2blmSbWRy8imEYyIICiPL6oRbJZFsxwhrUKPku4KNa747DuXz1qRH_L-LOz1mfCKFcEla08%3D%40protonmail.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.