Originally Posted by jonaskoelker
I would've liked a slightly more precise description of whacking; did it destroy the partition table? Did it destroy some in-filesystem metadata? Did it destroy only in-file data?
For partition recovery, I recommend testdisk and/or gpart. For file recovery, `foremost' sounds like it DTRT.
It whacked the partition table, it seems. I'm not sure what it did. The file names can be found with at least one Windoze program that requires $$$ to recover things, so I am assuming the partition table that got eaten but nothing else.
'foremost'? Is there a link to that?