I was resizing a partition when my PC freezed and I had no alternative that shut down manually. Unfortunatly that cause my partition table to became corrupt.
My partition table was like this:
Windows NTFS, Primary **Extended** Data NTFS Ubuntu (ext4) MAC OS / iaktos L2 (hfs+) Virtual Machines (NTFS) Temp (NTFS)
Windows partition seems intact. I can boot into windows using the MAC OS Live CD Bootloader). Also Ubuntu Live CD can find it. just cant boot. When I strat my computer, I get "No such partition error" and a grub rescue shell.
I tried to use testdisk utility and this is the results: The Virtual Machines and Temp folder are found by testdisk. They look recovarable. It also founds an NTFS partition which i cant idenify. The size doesnt match my data partition (it misses like 500GB). No signs for the other paritions.
My Data parition is where I have all my files. I dont have recent backups. I was preparing to install CrashPlan and a NAS to start automatic backups when this happened :(0 The strange this is if I run fdisk -l in finds a partition /dev/sda5 which I am almost sure it was my data partition.
I hava also read about gpart tool (not gparted). Anyone have any experience with it?
Any advices? What about my Ubuntu and Mac OS partitions? There are no signs of them.
Here the result of fdisk -l command using ubuntu live cd
Warning: ignoring extra data in partition table 5 Warning: ignoring extra data in partition table 5 Warning: ignoring extra data in partition table 5 Warning: invalid flag 0x9093 of partition table 5 will be corrected by w(rite) Disk /dev/sda: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders, total 1953525168 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: 0xe0c5913d Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 65 293620004 146809970 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sda2 308640778 1953519615 822439419 f W95 Ext'd (LBA) /dev/sda5 ? 3786388151 5617242435 915427142+ c5 Unknown
The result of sfdisk
/dev/sda1 : start= 65, size=293619940, Id= 7, bootable /dev/sda2 : start=308640778, size=1644878838, Id= f /dev/sda3 : start= 0, size= 0, Id= 0 /dev/sda4 : start= 0, size= 0, Id= 0
Why fdisk can find sda5 but sfdisk cant? My /dev/sda5 (DATA Parition). As I said thats whwere all my important DATA is. I need to recover this partition. Do you think there is anyway to "mount" it to copy its files or whatever?
I am running gpart right now but it is taking lots of time. I could try to recover the paritions showing with testDisk but I am affraid to make things worse.