Originally Posted by Jslo040809
[...]I tried extundelete and when I would run extundelete /dev/sda2 --restore-all (sda2 is an lvm) i get an error regarding "bad magic number". Is that something i can fix to get extundelete to work?
I just noticed this. Your problem here is that this is the partition containing
the volume group. (That's why there no "magic numbers" to be found on it.)
Try running the extundelete
on the actual logical
partition in /dev/mapper/...
If you actually let any "undelete" program write to /dev/sda2
your logical volumes will (most likely) be corrupted beyond recovery.