Topic: gparted did make my xfs partition uselessly
first: my english is not the best. but i hope you can understand my problem.
i wanted make larger my xfs partition for my vdr.
this is (WAS) my directory, for movies, music and many documents.
i downloaded the gparted-livecd.
first, gparted did not allow me to make larger the partition. i thought ok, i will move it to forward. because, i had space before it.
so, after many hours, gparted was finished, i make a reboot and the problem was there.
the xfs partition could not mount. ok, i tried this manuelly. but without access.
my restore procedures:
xfs_check - failed, because i can not mount it
xfs_repair - does not find die first superblock, after long searching the second too
i found testdisk, in hope, this can help me. mistake.
so i downloaded systemrescuecd and i tried all tools which i found. but .... mistake ...
gparted can see that space is in use. but not more.
in this moment i am trying to move the partition (with gparted) to place on the old space. in hope it will works!
you are my last rescue!
can you help me!?
ps: maybe it is possible, dd move any bytes in the xfs partition without to lose data?