partition recovery

Discussion in 'macOS' started by blimundus, Apr 3, 2007.

  1. blimundus macrumors newbie

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    Hello collective wisdom of the forums!

    I have an intel iMac, and for some time I had a working rEFIT install with Ubuntu and OS X. For some reason, rEFIT lost track of my Ubuntu install, and I would like to recover my files. Ubuntu was my main desktop, while I used OS X for watching tv with my eyeTV, and for the OS X killer app, which is obviously Photo Booth.

    Can anyone explain my partition situation and, if possible, tell me how I can mount my Ubuntu partition(s) to see whether everything is still there?

    Thanks a lot.

    *** Report for internal hard disk ***

    Current GPT partition table:
    # Start LBA End LBA Type
    1 40 409639 EFI System (FAT)
    2 409640 243679271 Mac OS X HFS+
    3 243679272 478366772 EFI System (FAT)
    4 478366773 488397134 Linux Swap

    Current MBR partition table:
    # A Start LBA End LBA Type
    1 1 409639 ee EFI Protective
    2 * 409640 243679271 af Mac OS X HFS+
    3 243679272 478366772 ef EFI System (FAT)
    4 478366773 488397134 82 Linux swap / Solaris
     
  2. BigRed3373 macrumors member

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    use the disk utility to remount the drive to check for the files if that don't work use your startup disks to access the utility drive. I hope i was some help.
     
  3. blimundus thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for your help. This disk utility on the OS X cd shows that there's an 'empty' partition on my harddisk of over 100 GB. That is probably where my Ubuntu install lived... Any ideas on how to take this forward? I think the files are still there, but if the disk utility thinks they are not, it's probably quite hard to access them? Thanks!
     
  4. cloudy123 macrumors newbie

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    Aug 20, 2008
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    get back partition

    You may turn to some software for help which can easily help recover partitions.I know one from my friend,that is Partition Table Doctor.You can download a free demo to have a try yourself.http://www.easeus.com/download.htm
    One function of it is fixboot which can repair the boot sector when you can not access.
    Goodluck!
     
  5. After G macrumors 68000

    After G

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    Boot from an Ubuntu liveCD and see if it'll mount the partition?
     

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