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Old 10-23-2008, 01:08 AM   #1
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ext3 filesystem repair: partition table munched.


Ive had the partition table munched on a drive with an ext3 partition on it .

Once I realized that this had happened, I restored the partition with fdisk (full span of the drive, type 83 linux). Unfortunately, mount now says, "what filesystem?". fsck.ext3 does not fix the filesytem (even with -b and alternative superblock locations). The drive has not been formated, so I know the data is out there, I just need to get it to the point where I can mount and dump the data off of it.

any pointers would be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 10-23-2008, 01:15 AM   #2
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Oh bugger, I wonder if I set it up as ext4 instead. This came off a recent knoppix install. Ill get a fresh copy of knoppix and see if I can make some progress with it.

In the meantime, if you have any suggestions, Im all ears.
 
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Try (as root) "file -s /dev/sda1" - it might give you a better idea .
 
  


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