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SubjectRe: [RFH] Partion table recovery
On 07/23/2007 10:08 PM, Bill Davidsen wrote:

> Al Boldi wrote:

>> As always, a good friend of mine managed to scratch my partion table
>> by cat'ing /dev/full into /dev/sda. I was able to push him out of the
>> way, but at least the first 100MB are gone. I can probably live
>> without the first partion, but there are many partitions after that,
>> which I hope should easily be recoverable.
>> I tried parted, but it's not working out for me. Does anybody know of
>> a simple partition recovery tool, that would just scan the disk for
>> lost partions?
> You have gotten a bunch of thoughts on this, I will just say that plain
> old "fdisk -l" saved somewhere safe is probably all you need, in human
> readable format. Doesn't do you any good now, but all the complicated
> schemes discussed don't thrill me, I want to be able to see this, and
> recovery by partition table manual rebuild is so rare I would rather do
> it by hand than trust some software I rarely use.

ACK. Or NNAK (Non-NAK) at least...


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