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Old 03-30-2004, 06:48 PM   #1
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I un-formatted my hard drive and I need help restoring it!

Like an idiot, I run as root all the time. I've been thinking that I'll eventually learn my lesson, and now I did. When I went to format a Zip disk with GNU Parted, I accedentially removed all the partitions on my hard drive. I didn't actually delete any data (I don't think).

Will booting from a Parted boot disk and re-partitioning the drive fix the problem?
Old 03-30-2004, 07:28 PM   #2
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"Will booting from a Parted boot disk and re-partitioning the drive fix the problem?"

I don't know what a parted boot disk is. However you can boot from a rescue CD and use fdisk or parted to write the partition table back to the hard drive EXACTLY as it was before and you should be OK. This can be tricky and the success rate is probably low.

Be prepared. Create a LifeBoat CD.

Steve Stites


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