View Full Version : [ubuntu] Help with partition recovery

Donny Bahama
March 5th, 2010, 09:59 PM
Since I can't get any help with ntfsresize (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=8911234), could someone please walk me through the best/safest way to recover an ntfs partition deleted with fdisk?

Please keep in mind that

This is a server - no X, no GUI.
My server has no CD/DVD drive so I can't use a live CD or other bootable utility discs
The drive containing the deleted partition is an external (USB) drive

Thank you for your time and consideration.

March 5th, 2010, 10:17 PM
Did the partition fill the entire drive? How was it partitioned before and how is it partitioned now?

sudo fdisk -l

Donny Bahama
March 6th, 2010, 12:14 AM
Thanks for the response!

I was composing a lengthy response when I realize the before and after was identical. I had been doing all this from my laptop (via putty - my server is headless) and was forced to disconnect to take my laptop somewhere. As a result, I never wrote the changed partition table.

Crisis averted!

Thanks for your time and assistance!