[Ma-linux] partition weirdness
przemek at jazz.ncnr.nist.gov
Tue Dec 26 16:11:20 EST 2006
> Well, I canceled the Windows install but not before it changed the partition
> table on my second drive where I had all my data backed up.
> I'm currently at a loss.
> The file system seems ok. I tried deleting the windows partition table entry
> and creating one for ext2, and I couldn't mount it. From opening the disk in
Unfortunately the partition table is a tricky business, because it implicitly depends
on the disk geometry: it is not enough to specify partition boundaries in term of
LBA sectors---the CHS (cylinder/head/sector) values must fit too.
I had good luck with gpart, the partition table guesser/recovery tool:
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