Originally Posted by adjeiinfo
I made a very silly mistake, I know.
I tried to create a new extended partion on my /dev/sda3 which was actually in use.
The creation went well, but when I rebooted I got a kernel panic error.
I tried to access the previous partition with knoppix live cd but I got
an error telling me the mount failed.
I'm using a centOS 5.5
Please do anyone know what to do in such case in order to recover the data?
Any help will be wellcome because all my project I just completed is there.
The usual thing would be 'testdisk', the problem, at least with me, is identifying which of the many files it recovers is the one you are after. The sooner you try to recover the data the better: it might get lost with time.
The University of Kent in the UK used to offer a download on its big download facility for all sorts of stuff of a big *.iso of a forensic tool for recovering data from computers. Sorry, forgotten what it is called. EDIT: http://www.plainsight.info/