Blew away my partition table

tom tom at t0mb.net
Tue Jun 29 14:47:18 CDT 2010


I think fdisk -l should give you the old partition table as well, as 
long as you haven't rebooted or executed partprobe!

Bond Masuda wrote:
> if you haven't rebooted, look in:
>
> /proc/partitions
>
> 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:
>
> http://www.brzitwa.de/mb/gpart/index.html
>
> good luck!
> -Bond
>
>   
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com [mailto:linux-poweredge-
>> bounces at dell.com] On Behalf Of J. Epperson
>> Sent: Tuesday, June 29, 2010 12:32 PM
>> To: linux-poweredge at lists.us.dell.com
>> 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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