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Old 10-03-2002, 03:46 AM   #106
adam_boz
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just wanted to post in here b/c i found a cool program to take the place of partition magic... and it's free. I just used it and it's very easy. it's called "fips" - and it's a gnu program.

It just sounds like PM is making life hell for you, and i figured you might want an alternative for next time.

good luck though
 
Old 10-03-2002, 04:16 AM   #107
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[root@localhost gt]# ls -l /mnt/windows
ls: /mnt/windows/q?_dw??
                        .l/: No such file or directory
ls: /mnt/windows//?_cs.c: No such file or directory
ls: /mnt/windows/?;?}>???./^?: No such file or directory
ls: /mnt/windows/??jp!.?.: No such file or directory
ls: /?i?.4: No such file or directory
ls: /mnt/windows/??/__._,: No such file or directory
ls: /mnt/windows/r
y?nl.??.: No such file or directory
ls: /mnt/windows/?{???/p.???: No such file or directory
ls: /mnt/windows/??f].r/7: No such file or directory
ls: /mnt/windows/???4??l/.6j: No such file or directory
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-rwxr-xr-x    1 root     root     1945191211 Jun  7  1981 *???.??*
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drwxr-xr-x    0 root     root         8192 Jan 29  2032 ??_??d.0??/
drwxr-xr-x    0 root     root         8192 Dec 19  1928 1???????.:=?/
dr-xr-xr-x    0 root     root         8192 Aug 20  1986 1?b?h?@.ea/
dr-xr-xr-x    0 root     root         8192 Sep 12  2012 1#&?i-".qr?/
drwxr-xr-x    0 root     root         8192 Apr 12  1902 ?2ju.?0?/
drwxr-xr-x    0 root     root         8192 Jan 26  2035 3k???b&.w?/
-rwxr-xr-x    1 root     root     2342852353 Jul 11  2033 3??????._?*
-r-xr-xr-x    1 root     root     2437753114 Jan  7  2029 ??3t?.c<?*
-rwxr-xr-x    1 root     root     4227831252 Oct 10  1946 ??3?t%.$}?*
-rwxr-xr-x    1 root     root     1180001931 Oct 11  1928 4?h7.??*
dr-xr-xr-x    0 root     root         8192 Oct 19  2005 4?]??y.??/
-r-xr-xr-x    1 root     root     3576550188 Aug 15  2010 ??4?mx.b*
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-rwxr-xr-x    1 root     root     4022851255 Jan 18  2006 5???7?,.?*
drwxr-xr-x    0 root     root         8192 Feb 24  1916 6n-=,??.?n/
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-r-xr-xr-x    1 root     root     3715197077 Jan 22  1930 ?8??.?y?*
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dr-xr-xr-x    0 root     root         8192 Jan  3  1941 9??l?`%.???/
-r-xr-xr-x    1 root     root     680664614 Feb 19  1958 ???a???.[??*
-rwxr-xr-x    1 root     root     1394878538 Apr 30  1980 ?.??*
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-rwxr-xr-x    1 root     root     2469049098 Dec 17  1991 ?????a?.?a?*
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drwxr-xr-x    0 root     root         8192 Oct 17  1935 ??a_?i.?/
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dr-xr-xr-x    0 root     root         8192 May 21  1929 ?;-./
dr-xr-xr-x    0 root     root         8192 Dec  2  1937 ?`???w.za/
dr-xr-xr-x    0 root     root         8192 Jan  5  2033 ??dm?.e/
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-r-xr-xr-x    1 root     root     3819644398 Aug 17  1960 a.h??*
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-r-xr-xr-x    1 root     root     3908201863 Mar 21  1970  ???.?d=*
drwxr-xr-x    0 root     root         8192 Mar  4  1923  ?n?t?.?7|/
dr-xr-xr-x    0 root     root         8192 Jul  8  1934 ??*??:.v!/
-rwxr-xr-x    1 root     root     1876940455 Sep 30  2030 `&;?j.?g*
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-rwxr-xr-x    1 root     root     3852662296 Sep 13  1933 n4?$.j?*
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dr-xr-xr-x    0 root     root         8192 Jan 31  2022 ?#(_pc=.?,/
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-rwxr-xr-x    1 root     root     2352041106 May 21  1915 y~6x??y.vr+*
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dr-xr-xr-x    0 root     root         8192 Oct 18  2016 b?d??t.???/
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-rwxr-xr-x    1 root     root     4291224558 Feb  1  1992 ??-ys?.??*
drwxr-xr-x    0 root     root         8192 Dec 22  1914 ???d?2??.`d/
dr-xr-xr-x    0 root     root         8192 Mar  1  2011 ?d3k??^.8?/
drwxr-xr-x    0 root     root         8192 Sep  2  1914 ?d9_?`.?/
drwxr-xr-x    0 root     root         8192 Sep 22  1968 ?db?r?7t.x??/
-rwxr-xr-x    1 root     root     853802591 Jul 22  1907 ?d@d?!??.a3'*
-rwxr-xr-x    1 root     root     3144536868 Nov 25  1954 d?gf.t??.??*
drwxr-xr-x    0 root     root         8192 Jan 25  2017 d;]nlb?.???/
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-rwxr-xr-x    1 root     root     941476173 Apr 18  2015 e??m.7?p*
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dr-xr-xr-x    0 root     root         8192 Nov 28  1923 x???x??.?jo/
-rwxr-xr-x    1 root     root     909265165 Nov  7  1942 ??\y??9.?(*
dr-xr-xr-x    0 root     root         8192 Jun 27  1944 ??y?d?.4p/
-rwxr-xr-x    1 root     root     2185822229 Feb  2  1917 ?yi??hfa.+m!*
dr-xr-xr-x    0 root     root         8192 Nov 21  1957 yim???.y&/
drwxr-xr-x    0 root     root         8192 Jun 25  1907 yim'?m?.?t/
-rwxr-xr-x    1 root     root     140822305 Jun 24  1983 k?d???.?%?*
-r-xr-xr-x    1 root     root     2491900958 Jun 18  1956 yl?"?._]*
dr-xr-xr-x    0 root     root         8192 May  2  2028 y??j?.?7?/
dr-xr-xr-x    0 root     root         8192 Feb  1  1996 y?ny?6i.lf1/
drwxr-xr-x    0 root     root         8192 Apr 24  1955 ?zi?i.?j?/
-r-xr-xr-x    1 root     root     2186404663 Apr 27  1940 z-??.?*
-r-xr-xr-x    1 root     root     2905655553 Sep 23  1920 _?`?.pwm*
dr-xr-xr-x    0 root     root         8192 Jan 12  2026 ?_?`?.qpx/
You mean that ?

And this is what i'm going to do, i know it is illegal, but my friend is currently downloadin PM pro from kazaa (7.0) just so i can make those rescue disks, he has no idea what partitioning is etc. etc. (even linux) so he will have no use of the program and i will tell him to uninstall it straight away...

Again, i know it is illegal but i have to do this...

Garry
p.s thanks adam for the program, is it GUI ? i don't mind if you run it from command, but GUI i feel more comfortable
 
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Look at some of the dates in that ls output!
Some of them pre-date computers,others are for the year 2022
GT, I hope getting the Pro ver fixes your problem.Did you run PartInfo?
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if you have the xp cd change the boot order in your bios so you can boot from it and then go to the repair mode where you can fixmbr or fixboot(not sure of this as reallyrelevant here but i think you wiped the mbr when you formatted your upfront linux partition-hence no ntbtldr-this is all stuff i have read and i'm just putting it out to get some ideas going-not claiming any special wisdom.winxp comes installed on a single partition formatted to its newer version of ntfs(the wizard will upgrade win2000's nt version and make it so 2000 can't read it's own partition. going back, what was the original fs and can you change( say nt to fat ) in a simple mouseclick operation particularly when data is already present under a certain fs?-this makes me wonder if the gibberish thing is tied in here(or as has been suggested, pm has things tied up in its own fs).
well, i know this isn't much, maybe nothing good, but let's hope the pm disks do the job, if not, hang in there-this looks like it can work out as the files are there to at least be backed up and the existence of dates(even if they are from the twilight zone) suggests they may at least be identifiable-the dos you get when booting from lilo i think is from the sys :C\ thing you did- and it's obvious that people have windows on partitions other than the fisrt, but one of the sites i queried said that it was next to impossible to get nt to boot from anywhere else-if you want linux then install a small /boot under the 1024cyl(?) limit and put lilo in it-make sure the partition you are trying to boot is active-that was an easy overlook
for me whenever i used commercial partitioning software.
i've got to crash, it's 6am and i've got to be back at it by 10am-again take your time, sorry if i couldn't add anything here, but i do wish you luck
 
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ohhhhh no i haven't yet....yeh it stuffed up my dates too...
 
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Thanks tin cat, my friend has my XP c.d...i will get it off him, but i will try those PM disks after my friend downloads PM and makes them...and yeh i think PM made its own FS..like a recovery fs, only readable by PM....hmm just a theory...anyways thanks,....

garry
 
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Long thread here guys!

Just read through it all, the filenames/non booting looks like what happened when i tried to use partition tragic to resize my Win98 to install Red Hat (funnily enough when I was living in Cronulla, Sydney).

Anyway, windows didn't reappear, scandisk came up and found all the directories were stuffed, with bizarre filenames. I have since concluded that it was because I resized without defragmenting the filesystem first, which totally confuses windoze. Basically the whole directory structure is gone. My install ran scandisk, had to manually try to repair directory structure, sadly it took 2 hours to do one directory, 1000's to go, so I reinstalled. Still got the PM CD, lost the licence no, but I keep it to remind me not to do stupid things again!

The data may be recoverable on a file by file basis, but the filenames are like the ones you get when you use a knackered floppy drive, and everything gets corrupted. I had a floppy that did that, trying to read the files on other machine showed a 20k text file to be a 6Gb directory.

I think your best bet is to admit it's gone, and reinstall. Hope you haven't wiped any of your Parents stuff, from the fact you are still here, I assume they haven't killed you yet. Few possibilities here...

1 It's your PC, they will kill you for "breaking" it
2 They are totally unaware technologically, so you may get away with it anyway.
3 They just haven't tried to use the machine recently.

My advice..

Blame it on a Virus


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Hmmmm you right about the defragmentation, because when i tried running defragger it caused an access memory error (typical of windbloze)

Hmmmm well i have one last resort my PM recovery disks that my friend should have over my house tomorrow..

and as for my parents...they will be pretty pissed off

They have some important bussiness stuff on it...i have my mp3s and school work...

well they haven't ask yet

Garry
 
Old 10-03-2002, 12:14 PM   #114
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Don't give up yet. If you've backed up the files, it is possible to retrieve the
necessary data, though if you can't recover filenames, etc., it will be tedious.
 
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I agree with you there Moses.

Back it all up onto a CD or your linux partition, reinstall so that the machine works as expected if the folks try to use it, then devote your entire life to recovering the data before they figure it out. If they start to wonder why it's all gone, say "hey doesn't that new bugbear virus do that...."

Obviously don't shout that too loud, or too quickly though!

I would advise getting another HDD in the machine to put Linux on, that way there's less chance of getting into this sort of mess again.

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I wouldn't advocate being dishonest. You screwed up, though you didn't
mean to, and it isn't entirely your fault. I think you are getting your deserved punishment right now, but I don't think you should lie to your
parents. Of course, if you can get the data back before they find out,
there's no reason to go asking for trouble. . .

Anyway, Once you get those PM Pro disks working, things should be
looking up. . .
 
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Yes thank you guys, it's 11am here, my mate should be here in an hour or so, hopefully i can fix it now...

And yeh i have been looking for a new hard drive, but i don't have much money (14) no job so i still gotta keep looking....

Garry
 
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Any news?
 
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Ok the PM disks haven't done anything, if i try check for errors it just says too many errors occur...so i did this...i did a scan disk from the 98 boot floppy....and its fixed SOME directories because i put something heavy on the 'F' key so i wouldn't have to keep pressing it, now some of the directories are looking better...some are just named Dir0001, Dir0002. Dir0003 etc...but some are actualy Dirs like Windows, Documents And Settings etc...

This i think is making progress. note:[B]THINK[/B[ after this i might have to do that thing which i think you said moses, to download that fix boot thing for XP, then hopefully, JUST HOPEFULLY, i can back up, re-format...and now i understand more about partioning!!!
We all have to learn from our mistakes, right!?

Garry

P.S i know the fix directory thing will take ages, but its worth it....
 
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Okay,then:what's the latest? Or are you dead?Hope not
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