partition recovery

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

  1. blimundus macrumors member

    Apr 18, 2006
    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

    Feb 2, 2007
    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 member

    Apr 18, 2006
    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

    Aug 20, 2008
    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.
    One function of it is fixboot which can repair the boot sector when you can not access.
  5. After G macrumors 68000

    After G

    Aug 27, 2003
    Boot from an Ubuntu liveCD and see if it'll mount the partition?

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