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disktab(5) [bsd man page]

DISKTAB(5)							File Formats Manual							DISKTAB(5)

disktab - disk description file SYNOPSIS
#include <disktab.h> DESCRIPTION
Disktab is a simple date base which describes disk geometries and disk partition characteristics. The format is patterned after the term- cap(5) terminal data base. Entries in disktab consist of a number of `:' separated fields. The first entry for each disk gives the names which are known for the disk, separated by `|' characters. The last name given should be a long name fully identifying the disk. The following list indicates the normal values stored for each disk entry. Name Type Description ns num Number of sectors per track nt num Number of tracks per cylinder nc num Total number of cylinders on the disk b0 str Filename of block zero primary bootstrap for device ba num Block size for partition `a' (bytes) bd num Block size for partition `d' (bytes) be num Block size for partition `e' (bytes) bf num Block size for partition `f' (bytes) bg num Block size for partition `g' (bytes) bh num Block size for partition `h' (bytes) fa num Fragment size for partition `a' (bytes) fd num Fragment size for partition `d' (bytes) fe num Fragment size for partition `e' (bytes) ff num Fragment size for partition `f' (bytes) fg num Fragment size for partition `g' (bytes) fh num Fragment size for partition `h' (bytes) pa num Size of partition `a' in sectors pb num Size of partition `b' in sectors pc num Size of partition `c' in sectors pd num Size of partition `d' in sectors pe num Size of partition `e' in sectors pf num Size of partition `f' in sectors pg num Size of partition `g' in sectors ph num Size of partition `h' in sectors se num Sector size in bytes (default 512) sf bool supports bad144-style bad sector forwarding so bool partition offsets in sectors ty str Type of disk (e.g. removable, winchester) Disktab entries may be automatically generated with the diskpart program. FILES
/etc/disktab SEE ALSO
newfs(8), diskpart(8), getdiskbyname(3) BUGS
This file shouldn't exist, the information should be stored on each disk pack. 4.2 Berkeley Distribution May 17, 1986 DISKTAB(5)

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scrounge-ntfs(8)					    BSD System Manager's Manual 					  scrounge-ntfs(8)

scrounge-ntfs -- helps retrieve data from corrupted NTFS partitions SYNOPSIS
scrounge-ntfs -l disk scrounge-ntfs -s disk scrounge-ntfs [-m mftoffset] [-c clustersize] [-o outdir] disk start end DESCRIPTION
scrounge-ntfs is a utility that can rescue data from corrupted NTFS partitions. It writes the files retrieved to another working file system. Certain information about the partition needs to be known in advance. The -l mode is meant to be run in advance of the data corruption, with the output stored away in a file. This allows scrounge-ntfs to recover data reliably. See the 'NOTES' section below for recover info when this isn't the case. OPTIONS
The options are as follows: -c The cluster size (in sectors). When not specified a default of 8 is used. -l List partition information for a drive. This will only work when the partition table for the given drive is intact. -m When recovering data this specifies the location of the MFT from the beginning of the partition (in sectors). If not specified then no directory information can be used, that is, all rescued files will be written to the same directory. -o Directory to put rescued files in. If not specified then files will be placed in the current directory. -s Search disk for partition information. (Not implemented yet). disk The raw device used to access the disk which contains the NTFS partition to rescue files from. eg: '/dev/hdc' start The beginning of the NTFS partition (in sectors). end The end of the NTFS partition (in sectors) NOTES
If you plan on using this program sucessfully you should prepare in advance by storing a copy of the partition information. Use the -l option to do this. Eventually searching for disk partition information will be implemented, which will solve this problem. When only one partition exists on a disk or you want to rescue the first partition there are ways to guess at the sector sizes and MFT loca- tion. See the scrounge-ntfs web page for more info: AUTHOR
Stef Walter <> scrounge-ntfs June 1, 2019 scrounge-ntfs

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