crazy partition puzzle (ext4+ntfs+ufs)
I have been trying to solve this problem for approximately a few days now, but neither coffee nor beer help...
The topic is as follows.
There are 2 hard drives: /dev/sda where safely nest win and backtrack,
and /dev/sdb that partitioned as:
After installation of freebsd on that 107 Gb partition (facepalm...blonde...haven't thought :doh:) and, moreover, merging of those 5 Gb partiotions into one 10 Gb of freebsd swap (during freebsd installation it asked about segment sizes but I told to keep them as is), 119 Gb disk was ok, freebsd booted from grub as hd1,2,a i.e. from 3rd partition of 2nd hard drive, /dev/sdb3, and was ok too, but 88 Gb disk disappeared as one should expect. Moreover, there appeared /dev/sdc1, /dev/sdc2,...,/dev/sdc6 respectivelly to amount of freebsd drives that were created during installation (/usr,/var,/tmp...).
Having thought something like "partition flew, nothing to worry about, we'll restore it..." I ran testdisk from /dev/sda's backtrack. 88Gb disk appeared and worked fine, but... all other partitions disappeared.
Next testdisk resulted, if to believe to gnome-disk-utility and testdisk, in the mixed mosaic of partitions on 2nd hard drive in the order like:
sdc1-sdb1-sdc2-sdb2-sdc3...or even worse...in other words, it mixed all the disks on /dev/sdb and those begins from some of ufs disk instead of ext4 [New Volume].
Now testdisk shows it like:
So, what types should be assigned to partitions to everything work fine? And why did that /dev/sdc occured as a separated unit? I've stucked with this stuff... :banghead: , any suggestions how to solve this puzzle? I don't care already about the rest of partitions, I only want the 119 Gb disk is to returned.
Well, fine, another overdose of coffee led to deleting all the partitions and creating of 119 Gb by force specially at the very beginning of drive, despite I was not sure about direct size in bytes of it. Booted from dvd to be sure that none of /dev/sdb's parts is in use. It mounts. Haven't checked the structure of files yet but if mounts I believe that could be read? Then the question remains if there is a possibility to assign "right" types to the rest of partitions? And why did that "extra" /dev/sdc appear?
Solved by forced repartitioning "by hands" without relying on testdisk. Files saved.
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