Recovering Damaged Partition Table

Dejan Lesjak dejan.lesjak at
Sun Feb 15 19:44:37 PST 2004

Evan Dower wrote:

> So, the other day I was ripping some CDs...
> Upon restart, there was a message that ad0 had an unrecoverable error
> (media changed). It's a hard disk. I didn't notice any gnomes breaking
> into my computer and changing it on me. No matter. It won't boot. I
> installed FreeBSD on an empty partition of another disk, which is how I
> got to where I am now. Naturally, I have no backups.
> My plan is to reconstruct the partition table and then all should be fine.
> I've determined that my files seem to be in tact using 'strings /dev/ad0 |
> less'. It even looks like part of the partition table remains.

You can try with this utility:
which is also included on knoppix live-cd
I just saved two NTFS partitions with it, so I hope this helps...


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