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Old 04-10-2009, 07:35 AM   #1
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Cannot access hdd

I just installed debian(gnome) in my system. In doing so, I used the guided partitioning. Now I lost all of my data. Now i'm trying to recover that using photorec. I have testdisk file(tar.bz2) but I don't know how to install it. And I cannot access internet. While booting it shows 'failed to bring up eth0' and 'SIOCADDRT no such process'. Now I'm writing this from a debian(kde) live cd. I tried to install test disk but it says I don't have the permission to access the hard disk. I tried changing the permission to the hdd from the installed OS, but there also it says that 'unable to change permissions'.
Please help me...
Old 04-10-2009, 07:56 AM   #2
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First, backup the hdd.

You should not attempt to install anything on the hdd this may/will destroy areas of the hdd that you want to recover.

You should use a LiveCD to boot the system. I suggest that you look at 'UBCD' or 'SystemRescueCD' and use 'Test-Disk'.

These links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!


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