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Old 06-07-2005, 06:31 PM   #1
xenev
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Exclamation Formatted my harddisk Accidentally - Thanks - Fixed


I think i select format(delete) all partitions choice when installing mandrake accidentally. It started formatting without getting comfirmation!!!! I press directyly to restart buttom with thinking that ican rescue my partiotions other than the one that being formatted.

BUT all of them become un healty. I had 2 partition, 6gb for windows, 107 gb for another(it is divided vitually in windows xp to 4 partitions).

I know there is some way to rescue my files. Because i know they stay when you delete or format if they dont replaced. I need some tools to rescue my files! There are many important files for me (projects and others!) about 50 gb on harddisk.

I formatted 6gb partiotion and istalled windows xp again ( i dont need that partition). But i dont touch other partition. I can see in computer management as "Healty-unknow partition". Also there is 1.07 GB "Healty-unknow partition" also, i dont know what it is.

Please help me, what can i do??????

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Old 06-07-2005, 09:56 PM   #2
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Let us have a minutes silence for this fellows dear departed data.

....

Ok, having got over that my guess is it simply clobbered your partition table.

This may help you...

http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Partition/recovering.html
 
Old 06-08-2005, 05:56 AM   #3
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[B]Let us have a minutes silence for this fellows dear departed data.
This made me laugh, well said cyent
 
Old 06-08-2005, 07:11 AM   #4
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Let us have a minutes silence for this fellows dear departed data.


ok THANKS i fixed it.

But i should say this that such a good linux distro (Mandriva-Mandrake) must add some warning when such things would happen. It directly start formatting my harddisk


Thanks again

 
Old 06-08-2005, 08:35 AM   #5
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ok THANKS i fixed it.

But i should say this that such a good linux distro (Mandriva-Mandrake) must add some warning when such things would happen. It directly start formatting my harddisk


Thanks again

Perhaps they are under the impression the person selecting what drives to format knows what they are doing.. why have a annoying confirmation window after every selection..
 
Old 06-08-2005, 08:45 AM   #6
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ok THANKS i fixed it.

But i should say this that such a good linux distro (Mandriva-Mandrake) must add some warning when such things would happen. It directly start formatting my harddisk


Thanks again

Did you not have to hit an ok/next button once you marked the partition to be formatted? That is the confirmation.

I find nothing more annoying then the:

me> del blah
system> Are you sure you want to delete blah?
me> yes
system> Are you really sure you wanted to delete blah?

In general, in Linux, the system does what you tell it to do. They assume you are making intelligent decisions. That is why I don't run as root after I've been at the pub. RUI is a crime and is no joke.

PS. RUI = Rooting Under the Influence

Last edited by jtshaw; 06-08-2005 at 08:47 AM.
 
Old 06-08-2005, 09:36 AM   #7
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That is why I don't run as root after I've been at the pub. RUI is a crime and is no joke.

PS. RUI = Rooting Under the Influence
Haha.. I've done that and now it's my new rule, if I've been drinking, no computing for me..
 
  


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