short thing: I've done something I didn't know what happens; bad thing: I did it with my partition table.
My OS is Ubuntu 10.10. I've used GPT and now want to convert it to MBR with gdisk.
I started gdisk, chose 'r' for "transformation options" and chose 'g' to "convert GPT into MBR and exit".
Then I rebooted. Now all my programs tell me something other:
fdisk says the following (language is german):
gdisk says it to be a protective MBR, but '-l' switch doesn't print any partition:
The kernel doesn't seem to detect anything, only sda* thing is /dev/sda.
partitionmanager says that there is no valid partition table.
Now, what should I do? Stupid thing is that I missed to make a backup of my first sectors before.
Remember, the only thing I want is to be able to read my partitions on sda again and to have an MBR on it in the end.
Last edited by Blackbird; 11-09-2010 at 04:31 PM..
Yes, that is the best plan. Glad you had a backup. It is my opinion that utilities such as gdisk should not attempt to automatically convert from MBR to GPT and visa versa. Too many edge cases where things can go wrong.
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