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Re: Partitiontable deleted with parted

From: Jeroen Dekkers
Subject: Re: Partitiontable deleted with parted
Date: Sun, 16 May 2004 23:16:00 +0200
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At Sun, 16 May 2004 23:55:42 +0200,
Herbert Wengatz wrote:
> I know, it is mostly not your fault that I deleted my partition table, but I 
> guess you are the
> best source to ask for help...
> I tried to install the current Knoppix (Debian Linux) Version 3.4 on my 
> company laptop. I had some 
> difficulties with removing a former BSD partition and in the end all I could 
> do, was a (I don't
> remember the exact phrases) complete "overwrite" of the partition table. OK, 
> I got a warning, but
> it was not very alarming to me, since I see such warnings all day.
> But this time, it made "whoops" and my complete partition table was gone.
> The tool I used was qt-parted.
> I need my data urgently back. The first two partitions were from Win XP, one 
> swap partition
> and one from *BSD. - I need only the Win partitions back. The rest was for 
> playing around. But
> the Win XP stuff I need for my company. If I can't get this dang thing to 
> boot, I guess I
> may get into severe troubles...
> When I turn on the computer, right now, It comes up with the BSD boot-loader, 
> but there are no
> informations about the partitions any more, so it doesn't boot any more.
> I also don't know the partition sizes exactly, since I didn't do the original 
> setup.
> Can anybody help me, please?

Gpart is tool to guess your partition table:

Jeroen Dekkers

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