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Re: recovering a partition table

On 09/07/2018 02:06 PM, Dominic Knight wrote:
On Fri, 2018-09-07 at 13:02 -0700, Jimmy Johnson wrote:
On 09/07/2018 12:19 PM, Eike Lantzsch wrote:
On Friday, September 7, 2018 5:34:00 PM -04 Dominic Knight wrote:
Whilst trying to create one partition out of two (using disks)  I
appear to have accidentally deleted the partition table of
(almost) the whole drive.
Then diverse methods for partition table recovery are open to you.
All the best

What the Doctor ordered:
How to Recover a Disk Partition with TestDisk and GParted Live

It seems the problem was that it wasn't really deleted at all, just
'disks' (the software program) being a bit useless and saying it was. I
had wondered what I had done to cause it as I was fairly certain I had
double checked what I was doing. I had deleted one partition ready to
expand another into it when 'disks' decided to play a trick on me.

Slightly worrying when it tells you there is one big empty drive,
and then gpart reporting this

  Warning: more than 4 primary partitions: 6.
Partition(Linux swap or Solaris/x86): primary
Partition(Linux ext2 filesystem): primary
Partition(Linux ext2 filesystem): primary
Partition(Linux ext2 filesystem): primary
Partition(Linux ext2 filesystem): invalid primary
Partition(Linux ext2 filesystem): invalid primary

is a bug in that piece of software?

There is actually one primary and one extended all are ext4.

gparted reports all is good.
Risked a reboot and everything is just fine.


It looks like the logical partition has been removed, I don't think I've seen that before. And rebooting brought it back, lucky you. :)
Jimmy Johnson

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