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Re: Partition recreated in different place

From: Stephen Turner
Subject: Re: Partition recreated in different place
Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2002 10:42:03 +0100 (BST)

Andrew Clausen wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 23, 2002 at 07:27:00PM +0100, Stephen Turner wrote:
> > Using the parted 1.4.21 rescue disk, I moved a partition, which caused
> > it
> > to start at position 4330.020 MB.
> >
> > Later, I rm'ed the partition and attempted to recreate it with mkpart.
> Bad idea.

Thanks for your help with this, Andrew.

OK, so I did the wrong thing. But can I suggest that the docs gave me the
wrong impression here:
  "rm... If you accidentally delete a partition with this command, use
   mkpart to recover it."
Maybe this should say something like "... command, you MAY be able to use

Also, why did program think that 4330.020 was a good place to start a
partition when I was moving it, but later decide that it was an illegal
place to create a partition when I used mkpart? Is there a bug here, or
was parted right for some reason?

> > But
> > now the partition started at 4330.050MB. The partition became
> > unmountable,
> > with a bad superblock.
> >
> > Will I ever see my data again?
> Try using gpart, or parted 1.6.x's "rescue" command.

Unfortunately neither of these seems able to find the partition. Is there
anything else I can do?

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