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Old 08-01-2005, 10:39 AM   #1
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partition table recovery


Hi There,
I had change my partition and resize a linux partition then create a vfat partition.
After a while I formatted that driver in MSWindows. But My Partition table is damaged also master boot record and my computer don't boot from hard disk.
I booted it with a knoppix cdrom and saw it damaged. there is some avaible partitions. and some paritions were lost instead of them there is a is a big partition that I counld'nt mount it.
how can I recover my partition?!
Is there any linux programs to do this?!
 
Old 08-02-2005, 12:32 AM   #2
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Check out Recovery Is Possible, which contains lots of useful programs for recovery:

http://www.tux.org/pub/people/kent-r...looplinux/rip/
 
Old 08-04-2005, 01:40 AM   #3
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I downloaded RIP-14.0.grub.iso.bin and RIP-14.0.isolinux.iso.bin.
then I ran:
RIP-14.0.mkusb.sh imagename /dev/sda1
syslinux /dev/sda1
It changed contents of my flash drive but canīt boot my system.
what should I do?
 
Old 08-04-2005, 03:01 AM   #4
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Have you been able to make the flash drive bootable before? You might need to reformat first. You can also try "syslinux -s /dev/sda1". Also, I'm not sure what the difference is but the USB README says to use syslinux-nomtools rather than syslinux.
 
Old 08-04-2005, 03:08 AM   #5
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it doesn't work too?
I mean -s option for syslinux
 
Old 08-04-2005, 12:59 PM   #6
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Ok, rather than trying to get the flash drive to boot, check to see if your knoppix cd has gpart - you can use that to scan for possible partitions. Then use cfdisk to create a test partition table from that data (some false partitions are likely to be reported), mount them read-only and check to see if you've got a valid table. Of course if you know how large the partitions were to begin with this will be much easier.
 
Old 08-05-2005, 06:07 AM   #7
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I tested it.
It couldn't repare my partition table. It changed my partition table and removed some of my good partition and recovered another ones.
what a bad recovery!
Do you any another idea for partition table recovery?
 
Old 08-06-2005, 12:35 AM   #8
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Well, gpart is probably your best bet - just don't accept its best guess for the correct partition table. If you already know what some of the partitions are then you can obviously tell if it's guessed wrong - use the -f option to perform a full disk scan and make the table yourself using this information.. Don't rely on any program to do all the work for you!

You can also check out some of these other tools:
http://www.cgsecurity.org/index.html?testdisk.html
http://bmrc.berkeley.edu/people/chaffee/fat32.html
 
Old 08-10-2005, 12:47 AM   #9
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r-linux

does anyone know how to use r-linux data recovery?
It created a bunch of $Inode files on my winodws system, how do I convert that back?

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-David
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