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

ok, parted was able to find my partiton but here is what it returned
from the print command

Disk geometry for /dev/hdd: 0.000-76319.085 megabytes
Disk label type: msdos
Minor    Start       End     Type      Filesystem  Flags
1         16.882  31996.000  primary   hfs

This does not mount, especially since the filesystem is not correct, it
is not hfs it is a vfat partition.  As a matter of fact, on this
particular disk I have not even had an hfs partition, yet it does label
it msdos.  The size does appear to be correct, I formatted to maximum
vfat size which is 32gig.  So, is it possible for me to change the
Filesystem type, or whatever else I might need to change to get it to
mount?  It more than likely was not a primary partition either, so I am
not sure what that is going to mean, there were no Os's on this drive,
it was simply a middle ground between my WinXP install on ntfs and my
linux install.  (each on independant disks)  Now, in case it matters
there at one point was an hfs filesystem on my /dev/hdb but I have not
used that for some time now and as you can see, I am not "working" with
that drive.

On Thu, 2003-05-01 at 12:19, Kevin McKinley wrote:
> On 30 Apr 2003 20:15:23 -0400
> karrottop <karrottop@fuse.net> 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
> Once you recover your partitions (or re-install), mount a floppy and do
> "fdisk -ul >/floppy/part.table.<date>". This will save the information you
> need, to do what you're now trying to do.
> Kevin

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