[CentOS] Curious fdisk report on large disk

Wed Apr 27 11:10:21 UTC 2011
James Pearson <james-p at moving-picture.com>

Timothy Murphy wrote:
> I guess I must have run "mkdosfs /dev/sdb" at some point
> rather than "mkdosfs /dev/sdb1",
> as I usually try to install Windows on the first partition.
> This would have been about a year ago;
> It's surprising it's been running fine ever since.
> I hope there isn't a power outage in the next week,
> before I get home ...
> Is there a safe way of recovering the partition table?
> I have a vague idea that copies are kept at various places on the disk?

AFAIK, there is only one copy at the start of the disk - however what 
does /proc/partitions contain?

This may well have the details of the partitions and sizes when the 
machine was booted - it this is the case, take a copy of this info - 
which you can then use to manually re-create the partition table using fdisk

James Pearson