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Old 10-04-2013, 01:15 PM   #1
dougp23
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Overwrote Partition Info


Running Linux Mint.
Wanted to install PCLinuxOS along side it.
Ran the Live CD, it wanted to use existing partitions, so I went into "expert mode" and created new partitions. It saved to disk.

now I go to boot and get a
grub rescue>

prompt. how hosed am I?
Ran Gparted and Rescue, couldn't find anything...

I **THINK** the Mint setup used MBR, and I bet PCLinuxOS 2013 was setting it for GPT, though it's only a guess.

Would super appreciate some help!
 
Old 10-04-2013, 01:57 PM   #2
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I am happy to say I resolved this!

Testdisk is certainly not the most verbose program you will ever use, but it sure performs magic!
 
Old 10-04-2013, 04:05 PM   #3
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Use Testdisk to restore the partition table as dougp23 has said (hopefully quick search would work).

So far don't write anything to the drive! Use testdisk only to write the partition table.
 
Old 10-04-2013, 04:46 PM   #4
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Glad to see it was fixed. Maybe post a bit more of a detail on how you used testdisk to fix it?
 
  


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