I was in the process of resizing an NTFS partition on my 2TB data drive (increasing its size, moving it all the way to the beginning of the disk) when gparted unexpectedly terminated at perhaps 66% complete.
sudo mount -t ntfs /dev/sdc1 /media/data/ :
NTFS signature is missing. Failed to mount '/dev/sdc1': Invalid argument The device '/dev/sdc1' doesn't seem to have a valid NTFS.
Mounting with gparted:
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdc1, missing codepage or helper program, or other error In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try dmesg | tail or so
fdisk -l shows:
Disk /dev/sdc: 2000.4 GB, 2000398934016 bytes, 3907029168 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disk identifier: 0x33d99b3b Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdc1 1 3907029167 1953514583+ ee GPT
Does gparted copy the data before writing the partition table? If that's the case, can I scan the disk for the beginning of the NTFS partition and attempt to recover the old partition table?
What are my options for getting my data back?