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Re: unable to recreate fat32 partition

From: Andrew Clausen
Subject: Re: unable to recreate fat32 partition
Date: Fri, 10 May 2002 22:39:31 +1000
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On Fri, May 10, 2002 at 02:21:15PM +0400, Ivan Zakharyaschev wrote:
> A small addition.
> On Fri, 10 May 2002, Ivan Zakharyaschev wrote:
> > So without thinking much, I decided to recreate the partition of the
> > right size. But that appeared to be impossible:
> >
> > rm 1
> > mkpart primary fat32 0 22.xxx
> >
> > didn't create the new partition with the same start position as the
> > old
> The new start position parted uses is 0.031, and it seems to me that the
> old value was closer to 0.

Well, you can find out by looking at the disk:

        # dd if=/dev/hda bs=512 count=1 | xxd | less

(xxd is my favourite hexdump utility)

Look for "FAT32", and that will be roughly the start.  Then
you can use sfdisk to create the partition at the right place.

Maybe I should redesign the rescue feature to do a concentrated
search near the parameters, rather than a "rough search" in the
entire region.

It's strange that rescue didn't find your partition, anyway.
Try using "0 23".


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