guess messed up partitions?

Hunter Jozwiak hunter.t.joz at gmail.com
Fri Dec 12 00:07:09 UTC 2014


Perhaps you could regenerate the Grub configuration from a rescue CD?

On 12/11/14, Dave Stevens <geek at uniserve.com> wrote:
> A dual boot system with windows 7 and U14.04 had a startup grub menu
> to select either windows (7) or the Windows recovery partition or
> Ubuntu. The user mistakenly chose the windows recovery to start and
> aborted the process when he realised what he'd done. The system now
> boots only as far as a grub error: partition not found, then falls
> back to grub rescue.
>
> Booting from usb shows that fdisk -l can see partitions and sizes and
> detects ntfs correctly in every case. I see two options - one is to
> guess the partitions and correct (how?) the table or grub and see if
> that enables data recovery. I vaguely recall seeing a program called
> gpart for Windows and wonder if anyone has seen something similar for
> Ubuntu.
>
> Also I can boot from the usb key then use foremost to do file recovery
> to another usb (hard) drive. I'd rather try guessing the partitions
> and restoring the partition table if possible. Or at least try that
> first.
>
> Ideas? RTFM?
>
> Dave
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