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Old 11-25-2012, 02:46 AM   #1
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partion disabled


Hello All,

While taking backup of MBR unexpectedly performed some wrong operation my ntfs partion got disable i have tried to recover by using gparted but no use still it showing extended partion i have my valuable data in that partion.
Kindly suggest how to get that one back.
Tried by testdisk it is not showing my disabled extended partion
 
Old 11-25-2012, 03:01 AM   #2
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(MUch) more information required - say "fdisk -l" to start.
 
Old 11-25-2012, 03:28 AM   #3
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Hi Thank you very much for prompt reply please find the attached out put
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 63 40965749 20482843+ 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
Partition 1 does not start on physical sector boundary.
/dev/sda2 40965811 572434431 265734310+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
Partition 2 does not start on physical sector boundary.
/dev/sda3 572434432 976773119 202169344 83 Linux
/dev/sda5 40965813 450558989 204796588+ 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
Partition 5 does not start on physical sector boundary.
/dev/sda6 450560000 451340287 390144 83 Linux
/dev/sda7 451342336 548997119 48827392 83 Linux
/dev/sda8 548999168 572434431 11717632 82 Linux swap / Solaris


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Old 11-25-2012, 03:29 AM   #4
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Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 63 40965749 20482843+ 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
Partition 1 does not start on physical sector boundary.
/dev/sda2 40965811 572434431 265734310+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
Partition 2 does not start on physical sector boundary.
/dev/sda3 572434432 976773119 202169344 83 Linux
/dev/sda5 40965813 450558989 204796588+ 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
Partition 5 does not start on physical sector boundary.
/dev/sda6 450560000 451340287 390144 83 Linux
/dev/sda7 451342336 548997119 48827392 83 Linux
/dev/sda8 548999168 572434431 11717632 82 Linux swap / Solaris
 
Old 11-25-2012, 03:33 AM   #5
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Hey please find the attached detailed report of my issue /dev/sda3 partion is disabled


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Old 11-25-2012, 03:36 AM   #6
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hmm in this case i haven't take any backup..............but can't we restore this partion or how should i retrieve the data
 
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What do you mean by "disabled" ?. gparted can find the /dev/sda5 label, so presumably the filesystem is intact.

First thing, go get another drive at least as big as that, and dd the entire drive over for backup.
I suspect that extended needs to be deleted and an extended created to cover most, if not all, the Linux partitions. That (current) /dev/sda3 is an obvious worry as a filesystem can't be found. I might be inclined to get rid of it.
Might take a bit of trial and error - that's why you take the backup before you start.
 
  


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