[svlug] rescuept is awesome!: [Was] Harddisk repartitioning troubles...

Drew Bertola drew at drewb.com
Tue Nov 6 10:42:02 PST 2001


On Mon, Nov 05, 2001 at 08:26:50AM -0800, Drew Bertola wrote:
> rescuept is reported to work w/ logical partitions.  I'll report on
> that tomorrow or Wednesday as I will have one to work on then.

I received the drive this morning and hooked it up to the IDE
interface on a working (SCSI based) system.

I powered up, logged in as root and ran:

# rescuept /dev/hda 
(actually "rescuept /dev/hda | mail drew at champ", so I could store the
result on my workstation.)

The output:

# partition table of /dev/hda
# total size 40020624 sectors
unit: sectors
#    48 MB   ext2 partition (type 83): sectors        63-    98368
#     0 MB candidate ext pt (type  5): sectors     98784-    98784
#  8434 MB     found in ept (type 83): sectors     98847- 17370863
#  8434 MB     found in ept (type 83): sectors  17370927- 34642943
#   256 MB     found in ept (type 83): sectors  34643007- 35168111
#   256 MB     found in ept (type 83): sectors  35168175- 35693279
#   256 MB     found in ept (type 82): sectors  35693343- 36218447
# 17637 MB extended part ok (type  5): sectors     98784- 36218447
#     0 MB candidate ext pt (type  5): sectors  36483615- 36483615
#   259 MB     found in ept (type 83): sectors  36483678- 37013759
# retracted
#     0 MB candidate ext pt (type  5): sectors  37013760- 37013760
#   259 MB     found in ept (type 83): sectors  37013823- 37543904
# retracted
#     0 MB candidate ext pt (type  5): sectors  37543905- 37543905
#   259 MB     found in ept (type 82): sectors  37543968- 38074049
#   259 MB extended part ok (type  5): sectors  37543905- 38074049
/dev/hda0 : start=       63, size=   98306, Id=83
/dev/hda0 : start=    98784, size=36119664, Id= 5
/dev/hda0 : start=    98847, size=17272017, Id=83
/dev/hda0 : start= 17370927, size=17272017, Id=83
/dev/hda0 : start= 34643007, size=  525105, Id=83
/dev/hda0 : start= 35168175, size=  525105, Id=83
/dev/hda0 : start= 35693343, size=  525105, Id=82
/dev/hda0 : start= 37543905, size=  530145, Id= 5
/dev/hda0 : start= 37543968, size=  530082, Id=82

I ran fdisk /dev/hda and invoked the "switch units" command, then
rebuilt the partition table:

hda1: primary,  sectors       63 - 98368
hda2: extended, sectors    98784 - 36218447
hda5: logical,  sectors    98847 - 17370863
hda6: logical,  sectors 17370927 - 34642943

I wrote the partition table and was returned to my prompt.  From
there, I mounted and checked each partition.  The data is saved!

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