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Old 03-16-2004, 09:05 PM   #1
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Restore a partition from empty space


I know there's a program to restore partitions from a drive who's partition table is deleted- what's it called?

A while back I did something with fdisk that deleted the partition table of one of my drives. Instead of running one of those programs to restore the part table, I just created new partitions instead. BUT, I left a lot of space at the end of the drive where I knew one of my important partitions lived- so I never formatted over that space. In theory, I should be able to restore partitions from that space.

I don't think I'm sunk yet, right? How can I restore a partition from empty space? I know that it's there, I haven't formatted over it.
 
Old 03-16-2004, 09:23 PM   #2
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You have to figure out where it is, then create a partition there. Then just mount it.
 
Old 03-16-2004, 09:27 PM   #3
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Just use linux fdisk to recreate the partition. Don't format it and the data should still be there.
 
Old 03-16-2004, 09:32 PM   #4
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You have to know exactly where the beginning is.
 
Old 03-16-2004, 10:26 PM   #5
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You have to know exactly where the beginning is.

No. There's somethnig else then. I remember reading on some forum somewhere, maybe here, that there was something that will look at the drive and recreate the partitions it finds.
 
  


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