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Re: [user] How to get this parted output?

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: [user] How to get this parted output?
Date: Thu, 08 Mar 2012 16:30:56 +0100

Gilles wrote:

> On Thu, 08 Mar 2012 15:31:24 +0100, Gilles <address@hidden>
> wrote:
>>On Thu, 08 Mar 2012 15:15:46 +0100, Jim Meyering <address@hidden>
>>>Then you want two primary partitions, and you already know
>>>their types and starting and ending sector numbers, so do this:
>>>    parted -s $dev mkpart primary ntfs 63s 29302559s
>>>    parted -s $dev mkpart primary ext3 547013250s 625137344s
>>Thanks Jim. I only want to recreate /dev/sda1, as /dev/sda2 contains
>>the images of the different OS's I use for testing.

That is a key bit of information you omitted initially.

>>If I only run the first command, will Parted recreate /dev/sda1 and
>>leave /dev/sda2 alone, or should I use an alternative to fdisk/cfdisk
>>that can 1) start at sector 63 instead of sector 2048 and 2) use a
>>given sector as end instead of a size in MB?

You want to preserve contents of /dev/sda2?
What were you trying to change?  Just the starting sector of sda1?

> Turns out just running "parted -s $dev mklabel msdos" (I commented out
> the two following lines) wasn't a good idea, as it deleted the two
> partitions on /dev/sda :-/

You can recreate the partitions just as they were before you
ran parted...mklabel, assuming you know their starting and
ending sector numbers.

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