Data recovery following gparted fubar?
OK, so I've been an idiot and tried to resize an ext4 partition without fscking or backing it up first and now I'm paying the price.
The scenario is this. I was trying to reinstall Xubuntu and, as part of the process, resize my /home partition - a logical, ext4 partition - using SystemRescueCD-X86-3.3.0 / gparted. I wanted to grow both the partition itself and the 'containing' partition by 20GB by extending it 'down'. The process went to about 85% and then failed with an I/O error. The partition is now unmountable and un-fsck-able (surprise!)
I've tried dd'ing it over to a stand alone hard drive, but that also fails with an I/O error. safecopy --stage 3 claims to recover all but about 150,000 bytes.
Is there any chance of recovering the data from this partition, or do I just kick myself - hard, and repeatedly - and chalk it up to experience?