/dev/sda1 (/ i.e. root 20 Gb)
/dev/sda2 (swap 2 Gb)
/dev/sda3 (/home rest of disk).
Last night Firefox hung on me and nothing would respond. I had to do a full reboot with the PCs reboot button.
After that my partitions came up as:
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sudo fdisk /dev/sda
The number of cylinders for this disk is set to 127580.
There is nothing wrong with that, but this is larger than 1024,
and could in certain setups cause problems with:
1) software that runs at boot time (e.g., old versions of LILO)
2) booting and partitioning software from other OSs
(e.g., DOS FDISK, OS/2 FDISK)
Command (m for help): p
Disk /dev/sda: 320.0 GB, 320072933376 bytes
100 heads, 49 sectors/track, 127580 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 4900 * 512 = 2508800 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x69205244
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 1 34419 84326525+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda3 34420 34420 0 65 Novell Netware 386
/dev/sda4 549580 549591 25817+ 0 Empty
Partition 4 does not end on cylinder boundary.
Needless to say, mint won't boot. I have used testdisk/photorescue to back up some files but now I am stuck. I know enough to leave well alone until I get some expert advice. Basically, I just need to recover my home directory then am happy to re-install.
Could anyone help me with a strategy to do this?