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micder 11-24-2012 05:09 AM

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.

syg00 11-24-2012 05:30 AM

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.

micder 11-24-2012 07:08 AM

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.

mlangdn 11-24-2012 07:35 AM

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.

micder 11-26-2012 12:47 PM

Solved overlapping partitions
Thank you all!

Could restore partition table with fdisk

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