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Old 10-20-2003, 03:20 AM   #1
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Question Extract data from disk, without partition table...

Hi I kinda messed up tonight sitting infront of my server.

The ting is that i mixed up the disk in cfdisk when i was about to partition a new disk i have inserted.
Normally this goes well, but since i mounted it to see what's on it and then mixed up the mounting point and disk label i wrote the partition table to the wrong disk.

I deleted all my films, series etc..

The thing is, the data i still there, i just can "see" them.
This is very easy in windows in fat/ntfs, there is lots of programs that can access past partitons and data from disks even without any partition at all, as long as the data is not overwritten(in this case it is not).

I don't know how to do this i linux, and that's why i ask,

how to copy data from the disk, and "bypassing" the partition table, everything is there in perfect shape

I'm running newest version of slackware and used cfdisk.

Hoping some of you know how,

thanks in advance,


Last edited by mandatory; 10-20-2003 at 03:29 AM.
Old 10-20-2003, 06:35 AM   #2
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Well, you can boot using your installation cd in rescue mode(not sure whether this can be done in slack). From there, you can access all your data.

Or, you can hook up your harddisk in another conmputer and easily mount the required partition, and whoop, you get your data.


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