I have a thread in the GParted forum http://gparted-forum.surf4.info/viewtop ... 466#p32466, but I arrived at TestDisk because I'm still stuck.
I tried gdisk
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ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ gdisk /dev/sda5 GPT fdisk (gdisk) version 0.8.8 Problem opening /dev/sda5 for reading! Error is 13. You must run this program as root or use sudo! ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo gdisk /dev/sda5 GPT fdisk (gdisk) version 0.8.8 Caution: invalid main GPT header, but valid backup; regenerating main header from backup! Caution! After loading partitions, the CRC doesn't check out! Warning! One or more CRCs don't match. You should repair the disk! Partition table scan: MBR: MBR only BSD: not present APM: not present GPT: damaged Found valid MBR and corrupt GPT. Which do you want to use? (Using the GPT MAY permit recovery of GPT data.) 1 - MBR 2 - GPT 3 - Create blank GPT Your answer: 2 Warning! Secondary partition table overlaps the last partition by 16717361815834723826 blocks! You will need to delete this partition or resize it in another utility.