Blew away my partition table

Bond Masuda bond.masuda at
Tue Jun 29 14:44:32 CDT 2010

if you haven't rebooted, look in:


to figure out your old partition table. use that data to re-create the
partition table...

if you've lost the info, you can try gpart to see if it can scan and figure
it out:

good luck!

> -----Original Message-----
> From: linux-poweredge-bounces at [mailto:linux-poweredge-
> bounces at] On Behalf Of J. Epperson
> Sent: Tuesday, June 29, 2010 12:32 PM
> To: linux-poweredge at
> Subject: Blew away my partition table
> Arrived home very tired and in a lapse of judgement tried to configure
> a
> new USB backup drive on my PERC3 based home server, with a new cat
> roaming
> between me and the monitor.  Created a new partition on the existing
> /dev/sda instead of the new /dev/sdb.  System is still running, and I"m
> doing an rsync to the new drive now.
> Can some kind soul help me remember how to repair this surgically
> instead
> of rebuilding the filesystem and reloading it?  If not, I deserve it.
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