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mklabel wiped my partition table (hint: mklabel is not MSDOS label)

From: bug-parted
Subject: mklabel wiped my partition table (hint: mklabel is not MSDOS label)
Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2005 10:31:28 +0200

I somehow managed to run mklabel, confusing it with MSDOS label. Now my
partition table is gone. I haven't rebooted yet and my system is still
running, so perhaps not all is lost. You can find more details about my
misfortune here:

There are at least two previous similar cases reported on this list and
quite a few others on the web. This command really has to be renamed and
its description should be rephrased. 

mklabel LABEL-TYPE            create a new disklabel (partition table)
should be:
mktable LABEL-TYPE            create a new partition table

It would also be nice to offer a way to undo this command afterwards
(i.e. to restore the active/booted partition table from backup). This
brings us back to my case. Which of the following partition rescue
tools/methods would you recommend?

TestDisk - http://www.cgsecurity.org/index.html?testdisk.html
Gpart - http://www.stud.uni-hannover.de/user/76201/gpart/
Restoring /boot/boot.0300 -

Thanks for reading and thanks in advance for helping me out of this


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