An errant DOS 6.x FDISK nuked the extended portion of my partition
table; foolishly I had no partition table backup. Rather than restore
my data from backup, I'd like to try reconstructing the partition
table. So, is there a recognizable signature that an Ext2 partition
begins with? Ends with? Something I could search the extended
partition for and based on its location determine the start/end of the
Ext2 partition. Also, can anyone recommend a good, free DOS or OS/2
program to do the searching with?
FYI, I've attached the partition table, where the letters denote the
partition boundary data I'm trying to recover. Thanks for any help.
Fixed Disk 1 has 2100 cylinders
1 508 OS/2 HPFS
509 549 DOS
550 2100 Extended
550 A Linux /boot partition (~10 Mb)
A+1 B Free space (~100 Mb)
B+1 C Linux swap (~32 Mb)
C+1 D Linux root partition (~400 Mb)
D+1 2100 OS/2 HPFS (~200 Mb)
There is some evidence that C = 875.