[TriLUG] help with recovering ext3 filesystem
jonc at nc.rr.com
Sat May 29 09:37:42 EDT 2004
I had to do this about five years ago for a user. I used the tools on
Tom's Root Disk to recreate the partitions and then the FAT tables, but
we managed almost a full recovery of all the files (not much
I can't remember exactly what I did... I do remember using an app that
would create the partitions non-destructively and that let me explore
them for data. In that way I zeroed in on the actual partition info. The
app might have been called "partd" or "gpart"
In anycase, try this link:
On Sat, 2004-05-29 at 08:52, uzoma nwosu wrote:
> I installed Fedora Core 2 last night on my deskstop. And in haste (it
> crashed during install the first time--and yes, I did check images
> before burning them), I think left all of my drives checked on the
> "remove all linux filesystems" option. Whenever I try to mount
> /dev/hdb1 it gives me the error that that "partition is either
> non-existent or swap device".
> So the question is, am I boned or can I fsck it to recover my
> partition? If can use fsck what superblock should tell it to use? Any
> other solutions? As far as I understand, all fedora has done is wipe
> the partition table and the data is still there, correct? I'm trying to
> research this online but am not confident enough to be messing around
> with an already fragile situation.
> Any suggestion will be greatly appreciated.
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