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Old 04-23-2004, 12:22 PM   #1
rahulnsoni
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Data on Partition deleted


Hi there,
I have an very Serious Problem. I am using RedHat 9 box. LILO version 22.5.8. 80GB Samsung.
fdisk -l /dev/hda

Disk /dev/hda: 80.0 GB, 80060424192 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9733 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 2040 16386268+ c Win95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/hda2 2041 9733 61794022+ f Win95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda5 2041 4080 16386268+ b Win95 FAT32
/dev/hda6 4081 6120 16386268+ b Win95 FAT32
/dev/hda7 6121 8160 16386268+ b Win95 FAT32
/dev/hda8 8161 9670 12129043+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda9 9671 9733 506016 82 Linux swap


I had an improper Shutdown, It forced for file check which asked for root password or other option was Ctrl+d after completing 76%. I gave root password and as shown i executed fsck without any option (I had even did it earlier). There were lots and lots of messages. I just closed my eyes and pressed enter.
I have win98 on /dev/hda1, Win2000 on /dev/hda5 & WinXP on /dev/hda6. I have even edited my fstab & mtab to automatically mount my drives

Ok. So the Prob is that my data on C: is totally lost
[root@localhost c:]# ls -l
total 16027928
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 4259840 Mar 19 1980 ^
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 3597402112 Nov 23 1971 @
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 3597402112 Nov 23 1971 @
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root root 0 Jan 1 1980 ?.??-
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root root 0 Jan 1 1980 ?.??-
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 0 Jan 3 1980 $?.??
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 2334130176 Nov 25 1970 ?. @
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 16416 Jan 10 1989 ?.???
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 16416 Jan 10 1989 ?.???
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 0 Jan 1 1980 ??.?
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 0 Jan 1 1980 ??.?
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 0 Jan 1 1980 ???
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 0 Jan 1 1980 ???
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1 Jan 1 1980 ??-?
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1 Jan 1 1980 ??-?
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 94 Feb 16 1980 ??.???
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 94 Feb 16 1980 ??.???
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 144 Jan 1 1980 3
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 144 Jan 1 1980 3
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 0 Mar 1 1980 ???@???@.3
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 0 Mar 1 1980 ???@???@.3
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 0 Jan 1 1980 ???@3.?
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 0 Jan 1 1980 ???@3.?
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 7471201 Feb 28 1980 a
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 7471201 Feb 28 1980 a
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 0 Jan 1 1980 ??.a?(
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 0 Jan 1 1980 a?(
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 0 Jan 1 1980 a?(
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 182 Mar 8 1980 a.i
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 182 Mar 8 1980 a.i
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 0 Jan 1 1980 ?a?l
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 0 Jan 1 1980 ?a?l
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 235 Apr 15 14:09 AutoExec.bat
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 313 Apr 19 18:33 boot.ini
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 67305472 Feb 28 1980 c.a
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 5505089 Feb 20 1980 d
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 5505089 Feb 20 1980 d
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 65640 Jan 1 1980 \.d
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 65640 Jan 1 1980 \.d
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 5439561 Feb 9 1980 ?.d
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 5439561 Feb 9 1980 ?.d
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 3211371 Mar 9 1980 d.c
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 3211371 Mar 9 1980 d.c
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 6619204 Jan 1 1980 d.i
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 3342336 May 22 1980 d.k
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 3342336 May 22 1980 d.k
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 0 Jan 1 1980 h
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 0 Jan 1 1980 \.h
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 0 Jan 1 1980 \.h
drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 8192 Mar 8 13:13 herosoft
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 19759108 Jan 1 1980 i.\
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 19759108 Jan 1 1980 i.\
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 6619235 Mar 22 1980 i.a
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 6619235 Mar 22 1980 i.a
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 6881398 Feb 4 1980 i.t
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 25493504 Nov 29 1907 k
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 25493504 Nov 29 1907 k
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 65437 Jan 1 1980 ??l? @
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root root 65538 Jan 19 1980 $?.lfl
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root root 65538 Jan 19 1980 $?.lfl
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 6619216 Jan 1 1980 lfle??.???
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 2147745843 Dec 18 1995 m.$?
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 2147745843 Dec 18 1995 m.$?
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root root 45124 May 5 2002 ntdetect.com
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root root 222368 May 5 2002 ntldr
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 6553700 Mar 1 1980 o.d
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 6553700 Mar 1 1980 o.d
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 7012467 Feb 4 1980 p
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 134 Apr 16 1980 ?.p
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 134 Apr 16 1980 ?.p
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 120586240 Mar 7 21:43 pagefile.sys
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 195986 Apr 4 12:17 Resbill.zip
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 5374036 Feb 9 1980 ?.s
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 5374036 Feb 9 1980 ?.s
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1082728339 Dec 19 1995 s.$?
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1082728339 Dec 19 1995 s.$?
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 9837 Apr 7 17:49 sad.pls
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 5374031 Feb 1 1980 s.d
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 5374031 Feb 1 1980 s.d
drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 8192 Apr 3 16:39 System Volume Information
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 4718684 Mar 3 1980 t.o
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 4718684 Mar 3 1980 t.o
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 4456540 Mar 11 1980 v.\
drwxr-xr-x 28 root root 8192 Apr 11 12:15 wt
dr-xr-xr-x 0 root root 8192 Aug 4 2028 ???z?


Can some one plz tell me what should I do. I know that it has all happened bcoz of pressing enter without reading what whe message was.
Even I cannot start my windows it shows me a message like ntldr missing.
Rahul

Last edited by rahulnsoni; 04-23-2004 at 01:45 PM.
 
Old 04-23-2004, 01:02 PM   #2
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Did you whipe out one partition or all ?

Is the boot still functioning?

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Old 04-23-2004, 01:48 PM   #3
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Only my /dev/hda1 is whiped. All other partitions are OK.
I can still boot my linux but i can't boot Windows.
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Old 04-23-2004, 04:27 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by rahulnsoni
Only my /dev/hda1 is whiped. All other partitions are OK.
I can still boot my linux but i can't boot Windows.
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Rahul
Try undelete from the norton utilities or some other "undelete" program.
Don't bother the OS, just go for important files. Read all the info you can get about undelete because it is a critical job!!!!

If that can't help you, I think your out of luck.

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Old 04-24-2004, 12:08 AM   #5
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I will try for Norton Utilities, at present I am going to try PCInspector File Recovery. Will tell u if that works. Thanks for suggestion.
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Old 05-01-2004, 05:58 AM   #6
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Hi there,
I have connected my HardDisk to an frnd's PC. He has Win 98.
When i opened my c: (/dev/hdb1 the corrupted drive), windows didn't show me any files in the drive.
When I checked the property of the drive it showned me the exact amount of the space which was free and the rest was been shown as used.
I am very amazed that windows shows that the dirve is used but there is no file shown in the drive.
 
  


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