How to undo an fdisk? "No volume groups found"
I was trying to repurpose a USB external disk with my Fedora FC4 machine. After setting up a partition table with fdisk, it said that I needed to reboot to apply the partition table (that should have set off the red sirens). After rebooting, I get the "No volume groups found" error and a kernel panic. I'm guessing I accidentally did an fdisk on /dev/hdc instead of /dev/sdc. Running fdisk now from a rescue CD reports /dev/hdc has type 83 partition, I seem to remember it was type 8e before (LVM?). The tiny bit of good news is that the partition should be the identical size as before, so I would think that all the data would still be intact...
Is there a way to re-do the partition table so I can see my old data again?
[update] I took a look at the HD with TestDisk - TestDisk reports there is a 100mb root partition and the rest of the disk is type 8e. Fedora's rescue CD still reports the one large type 83 partition...
Last edited by stickyc; 12-03-2006 at 11:53 AM.