Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Restoring lost partitions using Ubuntu live CD

The below problem is to be solved out under this section....

How do I restore my lost partition table? I accidentally deleted my partition table, how do I recover my data? How to recover deleted partitions and data in them? Recover data from deleted drives."


WARNING: If you’ve formatted and/or added new data to the drive, or carried on with an OS installation, chances of recovery are very less.
Most people end up deleting their partition table while they try to install a new OS for the first time, I personally know a couple of them who ended up deleting their partition table while they tried to install Linux for the first time, (more on that later), Now what I am going to introduce to you a tiny tool called “gpart” which will help you restore your deleted partition table.
Things you’ll need.
  1. An Ubuntu or similar, live CD (actually any Linux live CD / USB will do, but I am demonstrating here using Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope)
  2. A working internet connection or this file (35.8 KB)
  3. Patience!
Here is the step by step procedure for restoring your lost partition table, and hence your lost data
  1. Boot using your live cd, I am using Ubuntu 9.04, Jackalope here.
  2. You will need this file (35.8 KiB), or if you’re using another version of Ubuntu or a different Linux distro, the name of the package you need is gpart.
  3. You can install these packages using apt-get as well, from the terminal, if you have a working internet connection, here is the procedure for that
  • Open the repository file by typing the following at the terminal :
  • sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
  • Add the following line to it :
  • deb gutsy main restricted universe
  • Install gpart by typing the following commands in the terminal :
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install gpart

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