I deleted a partition by mistake. Is there a way to recover it? I’m new to Linux.
In theory yes, but in practice no. To recover a delted partition you need a few informations which you probably don’t have:
- At which Sector the partition exactly starts
- The exact size in number of sectors for the partition
- The type of the partition
These information are normally displayed inside the partitioning tool as long as the partition exists, but not afterwards.
If I had these informations, what should I do?
If you had this information, you would probably open a Terminal, then run
sudo gdisk /dev/sda
And use the appropriate sub-commands to recreate the partition with the original parameters. But please be aware that using the command above is dangerous if you make any mistake.
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