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Old 11-27-2006, 12:53 PM   #1
linuxmandrake
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partition isn't accessable


Hi
today windows decided it would trash my usb HDD. I was coding using visual studio when it suddenly stop writting to my drive and advised me to save it else where but for one of the files it said it must be saved on my hdd. Useless . However I managed to recover the project I was working on but I cant access that partition any more. It seems that the data is fine. It shows up in My computer but it would either give an incorrect parameters error or just tells me to format it. besides the fat32 partition I also have a ext2 partition which is fine.
Maybe I shouldn't have unplugged my drive lol.

So I tried gpart but it gave me a seek error. Even when I was scanning the SATA drive am booting off. So what can I do to recover my partition? I have already saved all data I managed to recover on my SATA drive.
 
Old 11-27-2006, 01:50 PM   #2
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so you have a USB hard drive which crashed and you have a SATA hard drive which is working and has all recovered data from the USB drive on it? so you dont have to recover any data from the USB one just reformat it? what does 'fdisk -l /dev/<USBdevice>' and 'cfdisk /dev/<USBdevice>' list? (of course substituting <USBdevice> for the appropriate device file.
 
Old 11-27-2006, 07:45 PM   #3
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Nah I 'm quite sure am OK with the data. Though just for aruguments sake how do I do it under linux?

I want my partition back so I can continue using my drive but
Disk /dev/sdc2: 20.0 GB, 20000538624 bytes
64 heads, 32 sectors/track, 19074 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 2048 * 512 = 1048576 bytes

Disk /dev/sdc2 doesn't contain a valid partition table

cfdisk said that it cant recognise the partition type and do I want to start with zero table.
/dev/sda2 on /media/sda2 type ntfs (rw)

Am sure dapper is now shipped with NTFS (RW) so should I use NTFS instead of fat32?
 
Old 11-27-2006, 07:48 PM   #4
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last i heard NTFS RW support wasnt very reliable and is kind of a 'use at your own risk' type of thing. i wouldnt make it NTFS unless you only want to write to it from windows on an NTFS system. otherwise fat32 if you want to be RW in linux and windows.

cant you just use fdisk and erase the partition and start again by formatting it?
 
  


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