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Old 11-24-2012, 04:09 AM   #1
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overlapping partitions


borked restore of partition sda9.
partition layout as follows:

sda1 winc
sda2 extended
sda5 linuxswap
sda6 windat
sda7 slack14-32 root
sda8 slack14-32 home
sda9 slack14-64 root
sda10 slack14-64 home
sda11 winfot

I can start windows and slack14-32
all partitions except sda9 can be mounted
GParted shows sda as unallocated: overlapping partitions.
One way to repair is backup all mountable partitions, restore
the partition table with GParted and write back the partitions.
Other possibilities, requiring less work?
Thanking you in advance.
 
Old 11-24-2012, 04:30 AM   #2
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Do any of the other tools open the partition table - "fdisk -l" ? Maybe cfdisk ?.

You may be able to get away with merely deleting /dev/sda9.
 
Old 11-24-2012, 06:08 AM   #3
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Thank you sygOO.

fdisk shows the partition table.
Not familiar with fdisk, but with command a one can delete a partition.
To be certain, I'll make some backups before using fdisk.
 
Old 11-24-2012, 06:35 AM   #4
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The only easy fix is if you ABSOLUTELY know the starting and ending blocks for each partition. You can delete the overlapping partition(s), and use fdisk to re-create them and put in the start and end for each partition. Write the table, reboot and all should be good.
 
Old 11-26-2012, 11:47 AM   #5
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Solved overlapping partitions

Thank you all!

Could restore partition table with fdisk
 
  


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