Recovering a lost partition table
roger at runcircle.co.uk
Fri Oct 27 22:21:46 BST 2000
I have managed to corrupt the partition table on my primary
IDE hard disk. I was trying to put another disk in and the BIOS
zeroed out the first few blocks of the drive.
Is there anywhere that a copy is saved?
I looked though the disk for the FS_MAGIC and then verified that
the rest of the data was sensible and then used fdisk
to create a partition. So I have managed to mount (read-only)
the root filesystem.
What I want now is a way of rembering what sizes the partitions
and BSD slices were.
Any help would be much appreciated.
OS on duff disk is FreeBSD 4.0. I have another drive on the machine
running FreeBSD 3.3 and so can do most things to the disk.
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