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Old 11-09-2010, 07:20 AM   #1
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HD Problem lost+found recovery


Hi, I have a problem with an HD with filesystem ext3.

My girlfriend due to her lack of knowledge about Linux, saved some files into lost+found directory, causing the filesystem inaccessible.

I thought about using fsck to recovery it because the superblock of the filesystem is inaccessible, so I can't mount the drive.

If I recover the superblock this task will erase all the data I have saved on it formatting the HD or there is some alternative that I can have all my data another time?

The HD is about 1.5 TB

Thank you for your help.
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Simo
 
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().. saved some files into lost+found directory, causing the filesystem inaccessible.
No, saving files in lost+found does not make the system inaccessible.


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I thought about using fsck to recovery it because the superblock of the filesystem is inaccessible, so I can't mount the drive.
An ext{2,3,4} partition has several backup super blocks. A fake 'mkfs', using the "-n" switch, should show where they are located, else 'testdisk' might help recover the partition.


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If I recover the superblock this task will erase all the data I have saved on it formatting the HD or there is some alternative that I can have all my data another time?
As far as I'm aware using an alternate super block to fsck the partition should not result in erasing all data unless that data was in a corrupted or unlinked state already.
 
  


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