help! dd wiped out source partition
Augh!!!! This one is *really* bad
Several months ago, when i repartitioned, I fooollishly left half the
disk after the last partition.
Today, I printed out the partition table from fdisk, deleted the
extended partion, placed a new one, and reentered the locations
of the logical partitions.
I then made a partition the same size as /home at the very end of
the disk, and used dd to copy the old partition to the new.
After 40 minutes, it was done, and now I get a denial that the old one
is even an e2fs in the first place.
of course, the easily replacable (and to be replaced) root partition
survived this treatment . . .