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Re: recovering a partition table




On 09/07/2018 02:06 PM, Dominic Knight wrote:
On Fri, 2018-09-07 at 13:02 -0700, Jimmy Johnson wrote:
On 09/07/2018 12:19 PM, Eike Lantzsch wrote:
On Friday, September 7, 2018 5:34:00 PM -04 Dominic Knight wrote:
Whilst trying to create one partition out of two (using disks)  I
appear to have accidentally deleted the partition table of
(almost) the whole drive.
<snip>
Then diverse methods for partition table recovery are open to you.
All the best
E.L.


What the Doctor ordered:
How to Recover a Disk Partition with TestDisk and GParted Live
https://ubuverse.com/recover-a-disk-partition-with-testdisk-and-gparted-live/

It seems the problem was that it wasn't really deleted at all, just
'disks' (the software program) being a bit useless and saying it was. I
had wondered what I had done to cause it as I was fairly certain I had
double checked what I was doing. I had deleted one partition ready to
expand another into it when 'disks' decided to play a trick on me.

Slightly worrying when it tells you there is one big empty drive,
and then gpart reporting this

  Warning: more than 4 primary partitions: 6.
Partition(Linux swap or Solaris/x86): primary
Partition(Linux ext2 filesystem): primary
Partition(Linux ext2 filesystem): primary
Partition(Linux ext2 filesystem): primary
Partition(Linux ext2 filesystem): invalid primary
Partition(Linux ext2 filesystem): invalid primary
Ok.

is a bug in that piece of software?

There is actually one primary and one extended all are ext4.

gparted reports all is good.
Risked a reboot and everything is just fine.

Thanks
Dom.


It looks like the logical partition has been removed, I don't think I've seen that before. And rebooting brought it back, lucky you. :)
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Jimmy Johnson

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