In a mistake of monumental proportions i have just erased a whole batch of rather large files that i have spent more than 12 hours downloading. They were in a similarly named directory to one i wished to delete.
As soon as i realised what i'd done (as i confirmed i wanted to delete them - not send to the recycle bin) i unmounted everything and fired up the auditor (a cd based linux distro). I discovered that it cannot mount my Zenwalk partition (hda5) which is reiser4 fs but can mount my suse which is reiser.
As a sort of test run i used reiserfsck to recover loads of files from suse, but now i need to recover the deleted files from Zenwalk and dont know if its ok to boot from the Zenwalk cd and use reiserfsck from there, or is there a specific command i could use to do a better job?
Will using reiserfsck on a reiser4 partition to rebuild the filesystem and the superblock cause damage to the filesystem?
Please help, these files are very important and i only had limited (time based) access to the host.