[linux-lvm] Partition table gone? Any way to restore?

Jean-Luc Coulon (f5ibh) jean-luc.coulon at wanadoo.fr
Wed Mar 2 19:33:54 UTC 2005

Le 02.03.2005 20:26:22, oliver a écrit :
> Thanks! However the partition is fine and fit so I should be able to  
> dd everything off of it.
> The output of gpart was the following:
> root at enterprise:~# gpart -w hmlvm,1.5 /dev/hde
> Begin scan...
> Possible partition(ReiserFS filesystem), size(50431mb), offset(14mb)
> * Warning: short read near sector(120103011), 64512 bytes instead of  
> 66048. Skipp
> ing...
> End scan.
> Checking partitions...
> Partition(Linux ext2 filesystem): primary
> Ok.
> Guessed primary partition table:
> Primary partition(1)
>   type: 131(0x83)(Linux ext2 filesystem)
>   size: 50431mb #s(103284656) s(29799-103314454)
>   chs:  (29/9/1)-(1023/15/63)d (29/9/1)-(102494/7/62)r
> Primary partition(2)
>   type: 000(0x00)(unused)
>   size: 0mb #s(0) s(0-0)
>   chs:  (0/0/0)-(0/0/0)d (0/0/0)-(0/0/0)r
> <snip> part 3 and 4 where 'unused'.
> Now gpart found something, however not the missing LVM PV i was  
> hoping. Or atleast, I don't think so. I will google around to see how  
> to make a 1 on 1 copy of this disk, and then try to write it. I'll  
> report back. In the mean time, keep those ideas comming : )

Just an idea, be careful, it is not the *truth* as I have not tested it  

Here is what I *think* :
The partition type is no matter for lvm.
Recover the partition as you like then do a fdisk to change the  
partition type to 8E ... and see (or pray)


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