recover files from ext4 file system overwritten by new installation
This is one of the most stupidest things I have done in the recent past.
My main hard disk died and I replaced it. After installing windows in a small partition in /dev/sda, I thought I will try linux mint and went for it. (I need windows to play AOE, but ubuntu is my primary OS)
I didnt see the options properly or some distraction, I choose the "install alongside windows" option probably expecting it to install it in the unallocated partition next to the windows installation. I had completely forgotten my second internal drive /dev/sdb which has the backup data. Linux mint went and installed itself on that drive.
Is there a way to recover individual files from the second harddrive. Now if I boot or open it through live cd, all I see in the linux mint file systems. I want to aleast recover my CV/resume from the second drive. The second drive is a single ext4 file system
The old drive is completely dead, it doesnt even get recognized when I attach it to SATA.
I tried to search but couldnt find any solutions as I feel my stupidity is unique. Any help much appreciated.