repartitioning disaster - loss of data, assistance appreciated
Well, I don't know where I went wrong. But, I tried to resize (make two smaller partitions one) which I believe went okay with gparted. Then, like the TOTAL COMPLETE MORON I am, I installed PCLOS with its drake utility on the newly made partition). Now, below is what my fdisk USED to look like (before resizing, and PCLOS install) after the install ((I specifically told it sdb3) my sdb2 (main install of linux and all my data is BLOTTO). Tried recovering with my favorite grub rescue (it doesn't notice an hdb1 which is sdb2, right?) OK, grub counts from 0 and the rest of the world counts from 1 got it...where is it? Yes, I am hysterical now.
Disk /dev/sdb: 40.0 GB, 40060403712 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4870 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00029c6f
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 1 76 610438+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sdb2 77 2626 20482875 83 Linux
/dev/sdb3 * 2627 3786 9317700 83 Linux
/dev/sdb4 3787 4870 8707230 83 Linux
/dev/hdb1 * 1 76 610438+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/hdb3 2627 4870 18024930 83 Linux
please...pleading here... Any help just recovering the data from what was my main linux install on hdb2 (debian of course) would be appreciated and if I could procreate I would happily name the output after you.