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Guess PC disk partition table, find lost partitions

Gpart is a tool which tries to guess the primary partition table of a PC-type disk in case the primary partition table in sector 0 is damaged, incorrect or deleted.

It is also good at finding and listing the types, locations, and sizes of inadvertently-deleted partitions, both primary and logical. It gives you the information you need to manually re-create them (using fdisk, cfdisk, sfdisk, etc.).

The guessed table can also be written to a file or (if you firmly believe the guessed table is entirely correct) directly to a disk device.

Currently supported (guessable) filesystem or partition types:

* BeOS filesystem type. * FreeBSD/NetBSD/386BSD disklabel sub-partitioning scheme used on Intel platforms. * Linux second extended filesystem. * MS-DOS FAT12/16/32 "filesystems". * IBM OS/2 High Performance filesystem. * Linux LVM physical volumes (LVM by Heinz Mauelshagen). * Linux swap partitions (versions 0 and 1). * The Minix operating system filesystem type. * MS Windows NT/2000 filesystem. * QNX 4.x filesystem. * The Reiser filesystem (version 3.5.X, X > 11). * Sun Solaris on Intel platforms uses a sub-partitioning scheme on PC hard disks similar to the BSD disklabels. * Silicon Graphics' journalling filesystem for Linux.

Package version:0.1h-11+b2


   gpart README

   Gpart is a small tool which tries to guess what partitions
   are on a PC type harddisk in case the primary partition table
   was damaged.

   Gpart works by scanning through the device (or file) given on
   the command line on a sector basis. Each guessing module is
   asked if it thinks a file system it knows about could start at
   a given sector. Several file system gues


GPART(8)                                                    GPART(8)

       gpart - guess PC-type hard disk partitions

       gpart [options] device

       Options:   [-b  <backup  MBR>][-C  c,h,s][-c][-d][-E][-e][-f]
       [-g][-h][-i][-K <last-sector>][-k <# of  sectors>]  [-L]  [-l
       <log  file>][-n <increment>] [-q][-s <sector-size>] [-t <mod‐


gpart (0.1h-11+b2) unstable; urgency=low

  * Binary-only non-maintainer upload for armel; no source changes.
  * Rebuild to fix libc dependency.

 -- armel Build Daemon (ancina) <>  Sat, 22 Aug 2009 00:30:15 +0000

gpart (0.1h-11) unstable; urgency=low

  * Minimizing rules file.
  * Adding forgotton seperator in build target of rules.
  * Setting uploaders to C


 - New support for the following filesystems: BeOS, QNX 4.x & SGI XFS.
 - Updated Reiser files


Author: Michail Brzitwa <>

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