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Package: gpart (1:0.2.2-2)

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Guess PC disk partition table, find lost partitions

Gpart is a tool which tries to guess the primary partition table of a PC-type disk in case the primary partition table in sector 0 is damaged, incorrect or deleted.

It is also good at finding and listing the types, locations, and sizes of inadvertently-deleted partitions, both primary and logical. It gives you the information you need to manually re-create them (using fdisk, cfdisk, sfdisk, etc.).

The guessed table can also be written to a file or (if you firmly believe the guessed table is entirely correct) directly to a disk device.

Currently supported (guessable) filesystem or partition types:

 * BeOS filesystem type.
 * FreeBSD/NetBSD/386BSD disklabel sub-partitioning scheme used on Intel
   platforms.
 * Linux second extended filesystem.
 * MS-DOS FAT12/16/32 "filesystems".
 * IBM OS/2 High Performance filesystem.
 * Linux LVM physical volumes (LVM by Heinz Mauelshagen).
 * Linux swap partitions (versions 0 and 1).
 * The Minix operating system filesystem type.
 * MS Windows NT/2000 filesystem.
 * QNX 4.x filesystem.
 * The Reiser filesystem (version 3.5.X, X > 11).
 * Sun Solaris on Intel platforms uses a sub-partitioning scheme on PC hard
   disks similar to the BSD disklabels.
 * Silicon Graphics' journalling filesystem for Linux.

Gpart is useful in recovery actions and forensics investigations.

Tags: System Administration: System Boot, Data Recovery, Hardware Enablement: Storage, User Interface: interface::commandline, role::program, Scope: Application

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Download for all available architectures
Architecture Package Size Installed Size Files
alpha (unofficial port) 38.3 kB111.0 kB [list of files]
amd64 36.5 kB102.0 kB [list of files]
armel 38.4 kB105.0 kB [list of files]
hurd-i386 39.9 kB105.0 kB [list of files]
i386 40.0 kB73.0 kB [list of files]
mipsel 40.9 kB81.0 kB [list of files]