Subject: Partition table on x86 trashed. Any ideas?
To: None <>
From: Gerald Heinig <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 09/08/2001 12:17:51
Hi all,

The classic dumb user scenario: messed about on Solaris x86 wanting to
add another partition, didn't think properly and trashed the partition
table on my IDE drive (the rest is SCSI). Into Nirvana went my NetBSD
partition with, you guessed it, stuff that I need for which I don't have
a back-up. <sigh>

My question is: how do I resurrect my partition table? If the worst
really comes to the worst, I can use dd to fish out various disk blocks
which I know have stuff in them that I need. I haven't actually lost
very much: only about 5 or 10 files which aren't very big, but there's a
lot of know-how that's in them and it would really hurt to lose them.

Any ideas _much_ appreciated!