Re: Resize the size of a partition in Linux
From: Dani Camps (danicamps81_at_gmail.com)
Date: 10 Feb 2005 13:21:06 -0800
When I try to boot Windows, Windows start booting, so maybe the MBR is
still correct, but then suddenly crashes. I just see the Windows logo
and it crashes.
Which data recovery software could I use ? I have never used one.
mjt <mjtobler@removethis_mail.ru> wrote in message news:<371d0jF56nhkqU1@individual.net>...
> Dani Camps wrote:
> > Thank you guys for the replies.
> > I tried to shrink the windows partition using Partition Magic and
> > disaster, it crashed !!! Now I can not boot Windows nor mount it from
> > Linux. Partition Magic crashed I think at the end when it was
> > finishing the resize :( .
> > Is there any way to recover the windows partition or at least some
> > data I had on it, or at least a way to format the lost windows
> > partition and allocate that space to linux ? (No more Partition Magic,
> > please)
> ... as i've said in this thread, and many many others in
> the past, PM is cr@p software. it has done damage to my
> machines on two different occasions - twice is enough to
> convince me this software is no good. i failed to mention
> that one should back up their MBR with something like:
> [shell] dd if=/dev/hda of=mbr.img bs=512 count=1
> you would think PM does does a backup of the MBR ... or
> does it, nowadays?
> i assume you can boot Linux? if so, can you show output for:
> [shell] fdisk -l /dev/hda
> you might also run the 'dd' command i showed previously.
> the file "mbr.img" will be in the current directory. save
> that file off somewhere else - i keep copies in my gmail
> account (save as draft with mbr.img file as attachment).
> i know this image wont be the MBR image before PM's
> goof up, but at least you'll have a good MBR image for
> what you have now, in case things get worse