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Old 08-26-2014, 07:46 AM   #1
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Will the Parted Magic disk eraser save my external hard drive?


I did not know that deleting a partition that contained a few Puppy Linux files would render my external hard drive unmountable. Parted Magic has disk eraser and I am hoping that I can use it to get rid of my dumb mistake. Is this at all possible; and I do I go about it, please? Thanks!!
 
Old 08-26-2014, 07:56 AM   #2
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It can create, delete, re-size and reformat partitions. What do you want to do? Delete the OS? Creating a new partition table will delete everything. Then format the disc any way you want. If you want to recreate the lost partition, that can also be done. Although I have no idea if Puppy could be convinced to use it like the previous one.
 
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Not sure what you did.

Try testdisk or photorec from almost any live cd/dvd/usb.
 
Old 08-28-2014, 02:53 AM   #4
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I inserted my Puppy disk and I was able to mount my external hard drive and delete the files. However there is a 50 Gib lemon yellow patch on the drive. I have noticed other yellow patches after a have deleted partitions. Is the some way to completely erase everything, and then repair, a hard drive using Parted Magic?

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