Topic: [SOLVED] invalid partition table after growing an ext3 partition.
earlier today I wanted to delete an unused small partition and then grow a large partition to take the empty space:
/dev/sda10 was removed (~5GB) and /dev/sda11 (~160gb) was the one I wanted to grow.
removing /dev/sda10 worked fine and then I wanted to grow the new /dev/sda10 which took a pretty long time and ended with an error: http://www.mant1core.de/gparted_details.htm
now all partitions except the new /dev/sda10 work fine but they don't show in gparted anymore. all I see on /dev/sda is one big unallocated space.
I read in another thread about a similar problem and he fixed it with "a small tool to fix the MBR" but unfortunately he didn't say which tool it was
# fdisk -lu /dev/sda Warning: ignoring extra data in partition table 10 Warning: ignoring extra data in partition table 10 Warning: ignoring extra data in partition table 10 Warning: invalid flag 0x2b9e of partition table 10 will be corrected by w(rite) Disk /dev/sda: 250.0 GB, 250059350016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders, total 488397168 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 63 9992429 4996183+ 7 HPFS/NTFS /dev/sda2 9992430 10088819 48195 83 Linux /dev/sda3 10088820 19984859 4948020 83 Linux /dev/sda4 19984860 488392064 234203602+ 5 Extended /dev/sda5 19984923 20980889 497983+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris /dev/sda6 20980953 98880074 38949561 83 Linux /dev/sda7 98880138 100984589 1052226 83 Linux /dev/sda8 100984653 120985514 10000431 7 HPFS/NTFS /dev/sda9 120985578 140986439 10000431 7 HPFS/NTFS /dev/sda10 ? 2497259820 3663842205 583291193 e2 Unknown
I really hope I can repair this because I need some of the content of /dev/sda10 (damn, I'll never do anything like that without backing up again!! )
perhaps some of you can help me, thanks.
I can't believe it
with testdisk I could recover everything!