18 August 2009

More on Linux Partion Rescue

The story goes that Windows's partition manager messed up my Linux partitions, to the extent that I could not see the file system on them or boot from them.

After searching online, I found instructions here and here. Whew!

Here's what I did:

I loaded Parted Magic onto my USB drive with UNetBootin. I love that utility!

Then, following the instructions from the links above, I restored the superblock on my Linux drive from a backup superblock. So my file system was back!

The bad news is that Windows's partition manager changed the designation of my primary partition containing Linux (!?!), so that install of Linux won't boot anymore. But at least I recovered my data.

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