[ubuntu-uk] Please help.I've lost my partitions

javadayaz javadayaz at gmail.com
Mon Jan 25 08:56:55 GMT 2010


The only problem is i dont think the hard drive is mounted, even though
fdisk -l does show it as /dev/sda.!!



2010/1/24 Matthew Daubney <matt at daubers.co.uk>

> On 24/01/10 22:48, javadayaz wrote:
> > yes it does give me this:
> >
> > Disk /dev/sda: 400.0 GB, 400088457216 bytes
> > 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 48641 cylinders
> > Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
> > Disk identifier: 0x2ab32ab3
> >
> >    Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
> >
> > Disk /dev/sdb: 41.1 GB, 41110142976 bytes
> > 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4998 cylinders
> > Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
> > Disk identifier: 0x03e803e7
> >
> >    Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
> > /dev/sdb1   *           1        1120     8996368+  83  Linux
> > /dev/sdb2            1121        1369     2000092+  82  Linux swap /
> > Solaris
> > /dev/sdb3            1370        4998    29149942+  83  Linux
> >
> > Disk /dev/sdc: 320.0 GB, 320072933376 bytes
> > 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders
> > Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
> > Disk identifier: 0x000f27c1
> >
> >    Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
> > /dev/sdc1               1        1245    10000431   83  Linux
> >
> > When i boot the hard drive..it goes through the loading bar, but then
> > drops me into some sort of shell. a black screen.
> >
> > hope this makes sense!
> >
> > and thank you for responding.
> >
> Boot from a livecd, DON'T BOOT FROM THE HD UNTIL YOU HAVE DONE THIS
> RECOVERY STUFF!
>
> Have a look at a program called testdisk (sudo apt-get install testdisk)
> , it runs from a terminal (sudo testdisk) but does have a terminal based
> gui to lead you through recovering stuff. I've used it several times to
> recover lost partitions. It can take a while to run though.
>
> But seriously, everytime you try and boot from the HDD and it fails you
> risk damaging what remains of the data. So boot from a CD to do this.
>
> Hope that helps.
>
> -Matt Daubney
>
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Regards

Javad
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