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Old 06-16-2007, 01:56 PM   #1
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Recover lost Linux files from windows

Hi guys I installd windows XP and it messed up one of my Linux partitions which was 10GB which I have had for along time now. I need to recover the files.

I need some free sofware Open source if possible to recover linux files from with in windows XP.

Do you know of any good software which could recover lost files. I did not let windows format it, it just deleted it.

any help guy's

I am coming back to Linux agin soon when I have the time.

I have tired to google but it is all paid for.

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Old 06-16-2007, 02:22 PM   #2
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Windows probably just rewrote the MBR. You can restore the Linux bootloader by booting with Knoppix or any other live Linux cd/dvd. By chrooting into the Linux system partition it's possible to install the bootloader LILO/GRUB to the drive. You will need to add Windows to the menu yourself.


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