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I ran Damn Small Linux from a USB key to try to recover from a BSOD. When i rebooted i noticed that DSL was installed on my HDD. Ie it somehow reformatted my HDD, I'm pretty sure that i didnt wipe it intentionally.
How do i recover from this? I'm pretty sure the data is still on the drive.
Not knowing what steps you took after booting the USB, it's pretty hard to know what happened. I would not expect DSL or any other Linux distribution to automatically install without any proactive step from the user. Boot DSL and run as root user: fdisk -l (Lower case letter L in the command). This will give partition information so we have a starting point. If you know how to mount a partition, you could do that and take a look to see if you still have your files.
Your fdisk output shows a 320GB drive with one windows partition with a fat32 filesystem. I expect the DSL is on the 255MB flash? Which version of windows are you using? Do you have its installation disk? Do you have a recovery option on it? You would need to use that to write the master boot record for windows.
You need to create a mount point and should specify a filesystem type, the command you list won't do anything. Create the directory windows in the /mnt directory when booted into DSL and run the command below. You should then be able to navigate to that directory and see if your files are there.
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