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Re: No partition table

Russ Cook wrote:

I have also read the referenced mini-HowTos.
Additional info - the Maxtor drive came with a utility
called EZ-Drive, which is still active during boot.  I have
a syslog entry which reads:
Partition check:
hda: [EZD] [remap 0->1]

Do I need to overwrite the first sector to restore
the MBR?  I can still boot from floppy, but I'm at
a loss as to how to restore my hard drive so I can
boot directly from it.

Thanks for any help.

On Sun, 23 Dec 2001, Shaul Karl wrote:

I have a 30 GB Maxtor hard drive, with a 15 MB boot partition as
the first partition.  This is followed by root and swap.

Apparently, I have somehow corrupted my partition table, because
on boot I get the message NO PT, HIT ANY KEY TO CONTINUE

When I do so, Lilo responds with LIL- and hangs.  I can still boot
from floppy, but only the older 2.2.X kernels.

I have read the Large Disk How-To, but can't figure out what's
wrong.  Can anyone help?

Thanks much,

The Partition Rescue mini HOWTO sounds relevant. The Linux Partition
HOWTO, which is another mini HOWTO has a section about Recovering a
Deleted Partition Table.
Both are from the LDP.

   Shaul Karl
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Since you are dealing with Maxtor drive using EZ-Drive software, look at http://www.maxtor.com/softwaredownload/default.htm also. Maxtor has utility, baktrak.exe, for restoring corrupted partition tables.


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