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Old 07-26-2004, 07:35 PM   #1
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Recovering partition


Is there a way in linux to recover information from a partition which has somehow lost its file system?

I have a drive that crashed hard. Both WinXP and Linux think the drive is just RAW, but there _was_ informatoin on it.

Is there a way to restore the file system table so I can access the files?

I am using Slack 10.0, the drive I am trying to recover is /dev/hdb7. Thanks!
 
Old 07-27-2004, 06:55 AM   #2
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I got my hands on Partition Magic, thought it might have a recovery tool. Doesn't appear so.

Anyone have any suggestions?
 
Old 07-27-2004, 12:16 PM   #3
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Does partition magic see it as "raw" also? You should be able to write new lable or merge it without losing the data.
 
Old 07-27-2004, 12:46 PM   #4
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PM sees it as "unformmated"

You suggest I "Merge" it with a partition that is still okay?

*EDIT* Just attempted to "merge" the partitions though PM. I get an error saying that it doesn't see 2 partitions that it can properly merge.

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Old 07-27-2004, 01:53 PM   #5
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Hmmm. Unformatted. Don't know what you can do then. I have never googled for data recovery programs, but might be an idea if that data is important.
 
Old 08-09-2004, 03:16 PM   #6
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i just used r-linux www.r-tt.com

it runs from windows and seems ok but some recovered files a re reported as only 0kb

you will need to put the drive in another machine as a slave tho'

good luck

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