Partition Table (Resend)

Matthew S-H mathbymath at
Wed May 4 18:09:53 UTC 2005

I actually do have Partition Magic.  It is a slightly old version 
(version 4.0), but it works fine.  The only thing is that I don't get 
how I could use Partition Magic to repair the information.


On May 3, 2005, at 5:43 AM, Brian Astill wrote:

> On Tue, 3 May 2005 03:38 pm, Matthew S-H wrote:
>> I'm resending this because I didn't get any responses.  I'm 
>> desperately
>> hoping someone can help me.  I don't want to have to erase the entire
>> hard drive.  If anyone has any ideas on how I can down by one (ie:
>> hdb8 becomes hdb9), I would appreciate it.  I hope that would solve my
>> problem.
> THE obvious answer is to restore your hda1 boot partition using a 
> floppy disk
> (you DID prepare one for this purpose, didn't you?).
> Then use your ubuntu floppy to boot into ubuntu (don't tell me - you 
> don't
> have one of those, either :-) ) and reinstall grub into the mbr.
> You could also use the ubuntu liveCD to achieve the restoration of 
> grub.
> An alternative is to beg/borrow/buy Partition Magic and use floppy 
> disks
> prepared from it to reboot and examine and repair your partition 
> information.
> Your partition schedule is so unusual it is almost bound to lead to 
> trouble.
> You should merge the free space partitions with adjacent occupied 
> partitions
> as soon as possible after you have your system running and have 
> prepared
> backups.
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> Regards,
> Brian
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