[svlug] scsi troubleshooting

S step1b at cyberspace.org
Sun Dec 2 23:44:01 PST 2001


Quoting J C Lawrence (claw at kanga.nu):
> On Mon, 3 Dec 2001 01:59:04 -0500 
> step1b  <S> wrote:
> 
> > SCSI device sda: hdwr sector= 512 bytes. Sector= 17916240 [8748
> > Mb] [8.7 Gb] sda: unknown partition table
> 
> Something in your partition table is host.  most likely this means
> that something within either the first 512 bytes or 1Meg of your
> disk was whacked.
> 
> You do have a backup of your partition table don't you?
> 


no i dont have it, any alternative ?


> Essentially you'll need to bring up the disk and re-create your old
> partition table.  Depending on how much data you have regarding the
> original partition table this can be a process of seconds of quite a
> few hours.
> 

well that system was setup by somebody else, and i dont have
any info about its partitions. Can something still be done ?





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