Blew away my partition table

Chris Henderson chrhende at
Tue Jun 29 14:44:29 CDT 2010

  If it is a fedora/centos/redhat based system, you might be able to get 
some partitioning hints out of /root/anaconda-ks.cfg.


On 6/29/2010 2:39 PM, Ray Van Dolson wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 29, 2010 at 12:32:02PM -0700, J. Epperson wrote:
>> 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.
> If you know exactly how the previous partitions were laid out, you can
> just recreate that structure.
> The underlying filesystem data will be fine.
> I'm sure there's a way to glean the partition structure information
> from the layout of data on your disk as well... especially if it was
> fairly simple (ie, /boot as ext2 and / as ext3 or LVM).
> Ray
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