after installing SuSE10 on a secondary disk (SATA, /dev/sda1) I wanted to install
Grub on my Windows Bootdisk (IDE, /dev/hda, NTFS).
I followed a step by step instruction on the web but then committed an error. I edited /boot/grub/device.map and menu.lst according to instructions but ended up
adding '--force-lba' to the grub-inst script (I suppose this could be my error).
First I was glad to see the grub come up on booting by /dev/hda but then I saw grub had
erased the two existing partitions and placed a new partition only containing the Grub MBR.
I was shocked to see that and ask myself why the script-developers omitted this thing. I was not asked neither if partition deletion is O.K. nor was I warned of the danger of the parameters I'd been giving grub-inst.
Now, can anybody help me? Is there a tool for partition recovery in Linux?
Now I could restore the OS, but I also lost about 200GB of data, most of which
consisted of yet unstored Home video. This would mean a few weeks of work.
(while booting with a Windows PE-CD, it shows me the disk as 'not assigned').
Thanks in advance
!!Hey I found it myself. There is a free Software 'testdisk' which was able to restore
I got the linux-static-version and it worked!