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Old 08-18-2008, 06:49 PM   #1
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recovering partition table

So, I'm an idiot. A huge fat idiot. I was trying to create a bootable USB stick and instead of /dev/sdb I managed to type /dev/sda and hosed the partition table on my old trusty computer which has worked for years and years.

Bad. Very bad.

There are guides to recovering the partition table by fdisk:ing everything as it used to be.

Since I'm still in Linux, I have the info in /proc/partitions.

Does anyone have any experience with doing this?

Needless to say I'm backing up everything precious to an external drive. I have a lot of old junk on the drive so a re-install isn't a huge disaster but I'd like to avoid it if possible.

(I've read the Partition-Rescue HOWTO and have Googled, so I'm looking for advice beyond that.)
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Old 08-25-2008, 07:53 AM   #2
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Re: recovering partition table

Just wondering how you made out on this one ...

Did you do a fresh install ?
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Old 08-25-2008, 12:53 PM   #3
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Re: recovering partition table

Acronis true image I belive has partition recovery. Have never used. Just bought it recently. I got tired of always searching when I need to.

I believe some of the UBCD and RescueCD and 911cd have partition recovery. Again I have never used. UBCD4WIN has a recovery tools for damaged partition.

911cd has been absorbed by Bartpe site every seach sends me back there.
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Re: recovering partition table

I backed up everything important to a USB HDD and never turned off the computer. It's been ticking for a week now (I've had it running for months at a time previously).

I'll probably get a second network cable and hook it up to the new computer and just rsync everything over and then format the drive. I think I'll get a housing for it with Firewire and USB. More backup space won't hurt.

It's all cool in the end. Didn't lose anything but the C: drive (apparently the mkdosfs erased the start of that partition to the point where accessing the mount would just fail) which was a 5-year-old XP install and assorted junk.
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