> > Did your new partition table start in exactly the same place?
> I assumed it would be in the same place...
> I guess there is no way to find out what the old one looked like?
> > Can you find the string "XFSB" anywhere near where your old partition
> > started?
> I can try to do so...how? :)
> When I look into the partition with cfdisk, I can see what
cylinders/heads/sectors it uses. But I'm > sure there are other tools?
> Interestingly, after a reboot cfdisk shows me a 801575.31 MB partition and
2199023.26 MB free space, > although I wrote a single partition of
3000598.57 MB into the table before rebooting.
I just tested some more and using parted found out the following:
Warning: /dev/sdb contains GPT signatures, indicating that is has a GPT
table. However, it does not have a valid fake msdos partition table, as it
should. Perhaps it was corrupted -- possibly by a program that doesn't
understand GPT partition tables. Or perhaps you deleted the GPT table, and
are now using an msdos partition table. Is this a GPT partition table?
Disk /dev/sdb: 3001GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: gpt
Number Start End Size File system Name
1 17.4kB 22250GB 22250GB xfs
So it seems that parted can still "see" the old table. But it doesn't have
support for resizing xfs partitions...