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Old 09-14-2006, 05:41 PM   #1
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Location: New Hampshire USA
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Trying to rescue data from a corrupted jfs partition

Hi all any help I get I want to give thanks for ahead of time.

Here is my problem. A system I had built for my mother I switched over to Mandriva Linux. It has run flawlessly for months til the end of last week. She either did something or caught a virus on the system. All the other partitions such as (root)/, /boot, /usr, /var, all pass fsck.jfs's tests. /home does not pass. I don't care about the files on the other partitions, just my home partition. There are files i need to recover for her and also myself where it was my file dump system on the network.

To try to avoid the fsck.jfs going through its paces i hooked the drive to this system and then i thought i could just mount it in the control center. Well the Mandriva control center does a fsck regardless. I tried it manually and got this as a respose in the shell

[root@localhost jchance]# mount /dev/hdg8 /mnt/hdg8
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hdg8,
missing codepage or other error
In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
dmesg | tail or so

i just need to mount it to pull the files onto other systems on the network or burn them, i then plan on repartitioning the drive where she doesn't need it configured like I would on the note of drive space.

All help is appreciated from you out here
Old 09-15-2006, 12:27 PM   #2
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Oh I forgot to mention I have searched this forum extensively on here and google. I found what appears to be a program that is an exe. For linux hmmm. I don't trust it and they want like $400 for it. There is a way to recover the data other then the program for $400 but I haven't found it yet. Any help here please


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