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Old 03-31-2004, 10:40 PM   #1
sonicspeedway
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Exclamation Data lost on other partition


I got a virus on my win a while back, and after a couple late nights trying to fix, I said screw it, its time to move to linux. So far I've been alright...

When I had windows xp on my machine, I created 2 partitions, the c:, and the m: (m for music)
Well it looked like the virus only attacked the c:...so I figured I could recover the data from the m drive when I got linux up and running

I used some partition manager.. and after switching around the partition type several times in an attempt to get it onto linux, It wouldn't work. On the partition manager I ran before, it said something about the partition not being valid

I downloaded QTParted, installed it, and when I look at the m partition (which I switched to ext3 btw) it says under type "unknown"
I don't know much about partitions, much less about linux, so if anyone knows a utility that will fix it automatically, that would be great...

or if I have to edit the partition file system, please help me step by step

Thank you for your time ^^
 
Old 05-01-2004, 03:21 PM   #2
adamwenner
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some partition managers do not recognize linux partitions.

if m: is now an ext3 partition, find out what partition number it is

if you only have one physical harddrive, its going to be
hda(number)

you can find this out by booting into linux and running fdisk -l /dev/hda

this will tell you all the partitions listed on your system

compare the first line reading
/dev/hda1
/dev/hda2
/dev/hda3

to your /etc/fstab file

if you find one that is ext3 type and is not in your /etc/fstab file, then you can mount it by running

mkdir /mnt/music
mount /dev/hda# /mnt/music

lemme know if u need anything else or if i am just in a confused rant!

adam wenner
adamwenner@gmail.com

Last edited by adamwenner; 05-10-2005 at 09:29 AM.
 
Old 05-01-2004, 03:49 PM   #3
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Re: Data lost on other partition

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Originally posted by sonicspeedway


I downloaded QTParted, installed it, and when I look at the m partition (which I switched to ext3 btw) it says under type "unknown"
I don't know much about partitions, much less about linux, so if anyone knows a utility that will fix it automatically, that would be great...

You may not have expressed yourself correctly here or I am misundersatnding you but if you created an ext3 partition where the M$ "m" partition was then you are screwed. Creating an ext3 partition is the same as formating in M$ i.e you are applying a file system to the partition. Any readable info is gone.
 
  


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