LinuxQuestions.org
Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 04-15-2004, 03:40 AM   #1
AceTech747
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Distribution: RH 9.0
Posts: 144

Rep: Reputation: 15
I have destroyed my second drive partition w/ FDISK


I was repartitioning my drive for re-installation of XP. Yes, I switched back to the XP the temptation became too strong for me. I still plan on installing Slack or another distro on the computer too.

My problem is, when I was partitioning the drives I accidently set the partitions on my second drive instead of the first drive. It is my understandning and my hope, that the data is still recoverable. I have been trying to reset the partition back into the original state it was in. I had it as all one 120gb drive in ext3 format. Paritition magic for XP and the Slackware and Gentoo CD Versions do not support ext3....only ext2. How am I able to recover the data on my HD. Please tell me there is some way to recover this. I have so much time invested into the work on it.

I really kicked myself for typing HDB instead of HDA....I could of sworn I never saved it when I realized it....but I later found out the partition was made when I didnt want it to.....


Enough of my rambleing.....please help me get the data from my drive.....
 
Old 04-15-2004, 03:47 AM   #2
megaspaz
Senior Member
 
Registered: Nov 2002
Location: Silly Con Valley
Distribution: Red Hat 7.3, Red Hat 9.0
Posts: 2,054

Rep: Reputation: 46
the latest version of partition magic certainly does support ext3 filesystems. ext3 support has been in since PM8. i don't know what you mean by set the state of your second hard drive. are you talking about it being the active partition? or did you mean that you formatted your second hard drive? if the latter, i don't think anything on there is recoverable.
 
Old 04-15-2004, 09:58 AM   #3
WhatsHisName
Senior Member
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: /earth/usa/nj (UTC-5)
Distribution: RHL9;F1-10; CentOS4-5; DebianSarge-Squeeze
Posts: 1,151

Rep: Reputation: 46
AceTech747: To echo megaspaz’s comment, PM8 definitely does ext3 partitions. If you only deleted the ext3 partition, PM8 can undelete it. Just boot from the PM8 disk (from DOS) and select “undelete”. If you wrote an NTFS partition to the same space, you are screwed. The ext3 is gone.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
cd-drive destroyed my disc epod69 Linux - General 13 09-08-2005 04:30 PM
FC3 partition destroyed. XP can't install. securehack Linux - Software 14 06-05-2005 01:31 AM
Partition Magic Destroyed Slackware! flamesrock Linux - Software 2 03-08-2004 10:07 PM
Redhat 9.0 destroyed drive fhiggins General 9 03-06-2004 01:27 AM
Well- XP scandisk destroyed my linux partition c_mitulescu Linux - Hardware 7 01-19-2004 09:58 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:56 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration