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Re: Range for rescue search

From: Andrew Clausen
Subject: Re: Range for rescue search
Date: Sat, 1 Mar 2003 21:03:32 +1100
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On Sat, Feb 22, 2003 at 10:58:18PM -0500, Ed Anderson wrote:
> When parted tries to rescue a partition, what range will it search through on 
> the disk for the beginning/end of a parition?

You pass it the start and end, at checks in a 5% radius of both of those

> I have a disk with 3 partitions and an empty partition table.  The partitions 
> were all deleted with fdisk, and I only know the size of the first partition. 
> I used the rescue function to recover the first partition, but I don't 
> remember the size of the other partitions.  So I know where the 2nd starts, 
> but not where it ends.

In that case, set the "end" value to the end of the disk.  Parted should
be able to figure it out :)

> I can guess until it finds the correct position for the end of the partition. 



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