Kristian Erik Hermansen on 14 Feb 2008 18:33:39 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] "unerase" for linux ext3?

On Thu, Feb 14, 2008 at 4:50 PM, brent timothy saner
<> wrote:
>  doesn't gpart do essentially the same thing? or does it not play nicely
>  with raid?

Yeah, gpart is very useful!

root@khermans-laptop:~# aptitude show gpart
Package: gpart
State: not installed
Version: 0.1h-4.1
Priority: optional
Section: universe/admin
Maintainer: Ubuntu MOTU Developers <>
Uncompressed Size: 115k
Depends: libc6 (>= 2.5-0ubuntu1)
Description: Guess PC disk partition table, find lost partitions
 Gpart is a tool which tries to guess the primary partition table of a PC-type
 disk in case the primary partition table in sector 0 is damaged, incorrect or

 It is also good at finding and listing the types, locations, and sizes of
 inadvertently-deleted partitions, both primary and logical. It gives you the
 information you need to manually re-create them (using fdisk, cfdisk, sfdisk,

 The guessed table can also be written to a file or (if you firmly believe the
 guessed table is entirely correct) directly to a disk device.

 Supported (guessable) filesystem or partition types:

 * BeOS filesystem type.
 * FreeBSD/NetBSD/386BSD disklabel sub-partitioning scheme used on Intel
 * Linux second extended filesystem.
 * MS-DOS FAT12/16/32 "filesystems".
 * IBM OS/2 High Performance filesystem.
 * Linux LVM physical volumes (LVM by Heinz Mauelshagen).
 * Linux swap partitions (versions 0 and 1).
 * The Minix operating system filesystem type.
 * MS Windows NT/2000 filesystem.
 * QNX 4.x filesystem.
 * The Reiser filesystem (version 3.5.X, X > 11).
 * Sun Solaris on Intel platforms uses a sub-partitioning scheme on PC hard
   disks similar to the BSD disklabels.
 * Silicon Graphics' journalling filesystem for Linux.

 Other types may be added relatively easily, as separately compiled modules.

Kristian Erik Hermansen
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