On Sun, 13 Jul 2003 10:25, Marcin Gryszkalis wrote: > Hi > > I have a problem with UFS partition > (I can't access it). I'll tell you the story: > > there was windows 2000 > [ ntfs ] > I made some place for FreeBSD
How? In FreeBSD terminalogy this is now 2 slices:- > [ ntfs ][ ufs=ad0s2 ] > I created slices In FreeBSD terminology "created partitions" or more specifically "BSD partitions". > [ ntfs ][( s2a )( s2b )... ] > after some time I removed win2000 - and just > did newfs on first partition (no repartitioning, > no slices - only newfs) On the first "slice" -- no "BSD partitioning". > [ ufs=ad0s1 ][( s2a )( s2b )... ] The MBR (master boot record) table will still have the first slice marked as ntfs unless you ran fdisk to change it. > after some time I wanted to install debian GNU/Linux > (this is test-box) > [ ufs=ad0s1=hda1 ][swap=hda2][ext2=hda3] > and here something bad happened during installation > (few reboots/kernel panics and so on) It seems you have now assigned all "slices" to Linux at least in your mind. But what types does fdisk think they are? > > Now I cannot mount ad01s/hda1 partition - > - linux sees it as NTFS partition, more - Probably because it is still marked as ntfs in the MBR. Change its type with fdisk. > it CAN mount it as NTFS (and I can even see > some windows files!) > - freebsd can see it as UFS but cannot mount Where is FreeBSD? -- it appeared you had given the FreeBSD slice ad0s2 over to Linux swap -- but then I'm not knowledgable with respect to exactly what Linux means by hda2. > ('bad magic number' or bad superblock), > using backup superblock > (-b 32) doesn't work. > > What can I do to recover data from the first partition??? What data? -- the original ntfs data or what Linux may have installed? I suspect that in either case it is now pretty much corrupted. The semblance of windows files will have a scattering of blocks over written by newfs. > > regards You seem to be confused with slices and partitions -- but it IS confusing. Just remember Microsoft partitions are slices in the BSD world. Malcolm _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"