[lug] is there a way to get partition table on running system?

Bear Giles bgiles at coyotesong.com
Fri Nov 8 09:18:36 MST 2013

Reinstalling the kernel has hit a snag - something with the initrd file.
The die() call isn't particularly helpful but I know that the
/boot/initrd... file isn't present.

I've reinstalled grub.

On Fri, Nov 8, 2013 at 9:07 AM, Bear Giles <bgiles at coyotesong.com> wrote:

> Thanks. Hopefully I was able to recreate the partition table correctly.
> The #sectors looks right but I don't know if they've been offset.
> On Fri, Nov 8, 2013 at 7:22 AM, Orion Poplawski <orion at cora.nwra.com>wrote:
>> On 11/8/2013 6:32 AM, Bear Giles wrote:
>>> Is there a way to get a partition table on a running system? I had a
>>> brain fart and zeroed out the start of my HD so it (and an unknown
>>> portion of my /boot partition) are gone. I know I can recover from the
>>> latter by reinstalling the kernel package but I don't know if the
>>> partition table is cached.
>>> In the past I've remembered to cache my own copy but I forgot to do it
>>> when installing this system.
>> /proc/partitions ?
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