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Old 03-29-2010, 10:10 PM   #1
stygzy
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TB SATA HD file system broke.


Hello im somewhat new to linux.

I had a 1TB wd hd. the enclosure broke and its mounted in an ibm e server right now. I'm pretty sure the filesystem is broken. was wondering the best way to recover the 932GB of data on it. When i rand fdisk this is what i got:

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stygzy@stygzyserver1:~$ sudo fdisk -l
[sudo] password for stygzy: 
Warning: ignoring extra data in partition table 5
Warning: ignoring extra data in partition table 5
Warning: ignoring extra data in partition table 5

Disk /dev/sdb: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xe8900690

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdb1               1      121601   976760001    5  Extended
/dev/sdb5   ?      119512      153402   272218546+  20  Unknown

any help would be much appreciated.
 
Old 03-29-2010, 10:28 PM   #2
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Look at gpart and TestDisk. It scans your hd and tries to guess where partitions used to be.

Last edited by troop; 03-29-2010 at 10:31 PM.
 
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Old 03-29-2010, 10:38 PM   #3
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thanks i am analyzing the disk right now. ill let you know if it works. it seems to be working though.
 
Old 05-18-2010, 03:36 AM   #4
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Sorry its been a while. I've been working crazy hours. I did succeed in retreiving 2-3 hundred gb of data off the drive but when i tried to restart afterwards it got stuck with the grub loading in the upper left hand corner. Should i mark this thread as solved because my initial problem was solved or should i wait till i complete what i set out to do. Thanks for the help again, it is much appreciated.
 
Old 05-18-2010, 04:00 AM   #5
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Hi stygzy,

I'd say post your solution to recovering your data and mark as solved.

For OS recovery issues open up a new thread titled appropriately.

Cheers
Yas
 
Old 05-18-2010, 05:26 AM   #6
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thanks i did
 
  


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