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Re: rescue a partition...ok, im freakin out a little

In linux.debian.user, you wrote:
> Ok, I was trying to format some of the unused disk space on my /dev/hdd
> drive.  and it did not seem to work, so I got worried that I did
> something wrong.  I then went back to my console and navigated to my
> /mnt/hdd1 and it seemed fine.  So, I rebooted because I could not figure
> out how to do it and was going to head into my windows partition and
> just format it there.  but I noticed that it told me that I had 70
> something unused mb, thats not good, I should have had a vfat parition
> on there.  So I booted back to linux and found that I in fact screwed
> something up dearly.  Now, knowing that there was no massive disk write
> I am sure that this can be fixed, or at least I sure hope, but I am
> extremely nervous because I have no idea how to fix it.  Thanks, and I
> reallllly look forward to your replies
> Thank You,
> Jason Self

All you have to do is go in and rewrite the partition table.  That will be
very easy if you have a copy of it written out somewhere.  I have a copy on
an index card from a printout using linux fdisk.  

If you don't have that, you can reconstruct it using either gpart or
rescuept.  I think another possibility is Ranish Partition Manager.  URL's I
have are:


A look in www.google.com/linux for these should turn them up if these links
are old or wrong.


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