Re: *Help!* Where is device partition info stored by the kernel?

Mr. James W. Laferriere Network Engineer (
Wed, 11 Jun 1997 22:29:17 -0700 (PDT)

Try :
dumpe2fs /dev/xxxx >& thediskinfo

Hth JimL

On Wed, 11 Jun 1997, Dave Cinege wrote:
> I was playing in fdisk, and like an idiot deleted an extended partition.
> This is a brand new set-up that I just finished, and I didn't save a map of
> the partitioning yet, so I need o layout to build rebuild.
> Where does the kernel keep the partition info? I looked all in /proc and
> couldn't find it.
> The system HAS NOT been rebooted. I can still mount all of my partitions,
> but the second it goes down everything will vanish. The kernel still knows
> the old (correct) layout, or else it would not be mounting things. Where is
> it hidden?
> Note, I had a copy of my MBR, and thats fine. It's just the logical
> partitions that reside in the extened that I need to rebuild...
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Hth, JimL
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