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Old 08-06-2003, 04:40 PM   #1
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Can not see the files in old linux harddrive


I take the harddrive from my old Linux machine and put it into a new machine. After mkfs and mount it, I can not see those files in this old harddrive.

Do I miss anything?

> mkfs /dev/hdb1
> mkfs /dev/hdb2

>mount /dev/hdb1 /old/a
>mount /dev/hdb2 /old/b

Thanks in advance!
Old 08-06-2003, 05:23 PM   #2
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you cannot see the files because you have formatted the partion. mkfs means format the partition, start again, clean everything. If you wanted the files then just the 'mount' bit was all that was needed. now you have two nice new empty partions. there are ways of undeleting things but you have probably overwritten the superblocks so its probably goodbye to the old files.


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