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Re: [opensuse] Partition Recovery? Is it even missing to begin with or just shifted?
On 08/10/2012 07:44 PM, Felix Miata wrote:
On 2012/08/10 19:02 (GMT-0500) David C. Rankin composed:
[...]
The sfdisk -l information seems to point to the problem: start: (c,h,s)
expected (1023,254,63) found (1023,1,1). How to repair that?

Part of what you get by buying a DFSee license is problem analysis by its
author
that commonly results in the return of a repair script that will fix problems
found. It includes an analysis script that generates logs and such you email
to
support to enable such analysis. It's the only way I ever partition any HD for
over a decade. It includes functionally equivalent executables for 5 different
operating systems, so you can run it when necessary from a DOS CD or a live
Linux CD or DVD, in addition to BartPE and Hirens. www.dfsee.com

Thanks Felix,

At this point I'm really curious to learn what happened and try and fix it in
the process. Worse case scenario, I nuke the drive and put another one it and go
through the pain of reinstall.

What I think happened, is some corrupting information got written to the first
part of sda1 that is causing the partition table to see it as a separate
partition. As such, it has renumbered the primary partition present sda1->sda2.
Since sda1 starts on sector 29 and ends on sector 29, it looks like the answer
will be along the lines of deleting sda1 and making sure sda2 ends up back as
sda1.

I have mounted sda2 to test and make sure the original xp partition is in
tact. It appears to be:

16:13 killerz:/home/david # mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sda2 /windows/c -o
gid=users,fmask=133,dmask=022,locale=en_US.UTF-8The disk contains an unclean
file system (0, 0).
The file system wasn't safely closed on Windows. Fixing.
16:14 killerz:/home/david # l /windows/c
total 4192197
drwxr-xr-x 1 root users 8192 Aug 7 14:21 .
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Mar 1 2011 ..
drwxr-xr-x 1 root users 16384 Mar 5 2011 4629192f8fdea65e703a5362c88fd1
drwxr-xr-x 1 root users 4096 Oct 20 2011 Documents and Settings
drwxr-xr-x 1 root users 4096 Jun 15 14:40 Fraps
drwxr-xr-x 1 root users 4096 Nov 22 2011 glassfish3
drwxr-xr-x 1 root users 4096 Oct 20 2011 HammerAutosave
drwxr-xr-x 1 root users 4096 Mar 1 2011 Inetpub
drwxr-xr-x 1 root users 0 Mar 1 2011 Intel
drwxr-xr-x 1 root users 0 Mar 26 2011 .jagex_cache_32
drwxr-xr-x 1 root users 0 Mar 1 2011 MSOCache
drwxr-xr-x 1 root users 0 Mar 1 2011 NVIDIA
drwxr-xr-x 1 root users 16384 Jul 24 20:04 Program Files
drwxr-xr-x 1 root users 0 Mar 1 2011 RECYCLER
drwxr-xr-x 1 root users 4096 Mar 1 2011 System Volume Information
drwxr-xr-x 1 root users 155648 Aug 6 10:10 WINDOWS
-rw-r--r-- 1 root users 0 Mar 1 2011 AUTOEXEC.BAT
-rw-r--r-- 1 root users 211 Aug 3 08:15 boot.ini
-rw-r--r-- 1 root users 0 Mar 1 2011 CONFIG.SYS
-rw-r--r-- 1 root users 2146816000 Aug 6 10:10 hiberfil.sys
-rw-r--r-- 1 root users 0 Mar 1 2011 IO.SYS
-rw-r--r-- 1 root users 0 Mar 1 2011 MSDOS.SYS
-rw-r--r-- 1 root users 47564 Mar 1 2011 NTDETECT.COM
-rw-r--r-- 1 root users 250048 Mar 1 2011 ntldr
-rw-r--r-- 1 root users 2145386496 Aug 6 10:10 pagefile.sys
-rw-r--r-- 2 root users 77346 Aug 2 13:48
TDSSKiller.2.7.48.0_02.08.2012_13.48.30_log.txt

Slowly I'm learning a bit more about repair, but that nagging 'uncertainty' of
"do I really want to try X" certainly hangs heavy over my head. That's why I'm
hoping some smart person on the list has done this before and can point me in
the right direction :)

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David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.
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