Sky box changed 2 NTFS partitions to Linux - help!

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Sky box changed 2 NTFS partitions to Linux - help!

#1 Post by electron1948 » 16 Feb 2015, 13:33

I've used Testdisk to recover damaged NTFS before but this has me beaten - any help would be much appreciated! Daughter's 1Tb ext drive(almost full!). Connected to a Sky TV box which gabbed it and changed 2 NTFS partitions to Linux.
The files are still there and many have been recovered with TestDisk/PhotoRec but would like the original partitions back.

TestDisk finds:
Disk /dev/sdd - 1000 GB / 931 GiB - CHS 121601 255 63, sector size=512 - Seagate Backup+ SL,

Partition table type (auto): Intel
Disk /dev/sdd - 1000 GB / 931 GiB - Seagate Backup+ SL
Partition table type: Intel

Analyse Disk /dev/sdd - 1000 GB / 931 GiB - CHS 121601 255 63
Geometry from i386 MBR: head=255 sector=63
check_part_i386 1 type 88: no test
check_part_i386 2 type 8A: no test
get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=255 nbr=2
get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=8 nbr=1
get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=16 nbr=1
get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=32 nbr=1
get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=64 nbr=1
get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=128 nbr=1
get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=240 nbr=1
get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=255 nbr=2

Current partition structure:
1 P Sys=88 0 1 1 124 254 62 2008061

Bad sector count.
2 P Sys=8A 124 254 63 121600 254 63 1951511941
No partition is bootable

Linux 0 1 1 124 254 63 2008062
EXT3 Sparse superblock, 1028 MB / 980 MiB
Linux 124 254 63 121600 254 58 1951511936
XFS 6.2+ - bitmap version, 999 GB / 930 GiB


No partition found or selected for recovery

Puzzled why TestDisk reports: Partition table type: Intel and then goes on to find only Linux partitions. Any hope that the partitions may be recoverd?

Many thanks for any help.

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Re: Sky box changed 2 NTFS partitions to Linux - help!

#2 Post by cgrenier » 17 Feb 2015, 07:40

After Quick Search, use Deeper Search, if the NTFS partition are found, set them to P(rimary) and on next screen, choose Write, confirm, if asked, choose BackupBS and confirm, Quit

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