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Old 12-10-2010, 08:48 PM   #1
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Loss NTFS partition


I format NTFS for my (internal) harddrive and saved a lot of data in there. Now, my computer cannot recognized it. I looked at it by Linux, i see it as sdb (instead of sdb1). I think the partition is now gone.
Is there a way I can recover the data? If I recreate a partion using fdisk, will i be able to access my old files?
 
Old 12-10-2010, 09:23 PM   #2
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You don't say what (if anything) changed that might have caused this. If the partition occupied the entire disk (or you know the size), using fdisk may/should work. Presumes you get the start correct, and make the size at least as big as before - can be bigger (than before) without concern. This will work if the filesystem itself is undamaged.
Another option to do this is to use testdisk from Linux.
 
Old 12-11-2010, 03:43 AM   #3
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Are you using a live cd/dvd to look at the partition? I would not worry a lot about the devise showing up as hdb or hdb1. You should be able to mount it. Use '#mount /dev/sdb /mnt' and then 'cd /mnt'. You should see your data there. If you have done nothing to the partition then I believe the data should be there.
 
Old 12-11-2010, 04:25 AM   #4
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Hi ufmale,

be aware that your kernel needs a module in order to be able to read/write NTFS. Did you recompile your kernel?

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Old 12-22-2010, 09:31 PM   #5
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Hi ufmale,

be aware that your kernel needs a module in order to be able to read/write NTFS. Did you recompile your kernel?

Markus
I did some test on a dummy drive where i recreate the partition. My data got loss.
My fedora 14 can read NTFS, but it cannot detect the loss partition.
 
  


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