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Old 08-31-2005, 09:21 PM   #1
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System crashed - how to backup folder?


Had Fedore Core 4 and hard drive died, it can not read all sectors and can not boot Linux no more (it read some parts of the drive with no problem).

I did boot PC with Knoppix but when I access hard disk it pop-up error message "Drive not accessible". Drive is SCSI type.

Does anybody know how can I fix this problem and is there any recovery tool for Linux for this kind of problems?

All I need is backup one folder with config files...

 
Old 08-31-2005, 10:07 PM   #2
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Ok, first off, if you're serious about recovering data, you'll need to work with the command line. You can try fscking the partitions to see if they can rebuild your filesystems if they are unmountable.
 
Old 09-02-2005, 12:59 AM   #3
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FSCK can not determine filesystem type...

This is Fedora Core 4 installed on default.

What is next step?
 
Old 09-02-2005, 05:23 PM   #4
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hi

This is error message that i get:

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knoppix@ttyp1[knoppix]$ su

root@ttyp1[knoppix]# e2fsck -p /dev/sda2 e2fsck: Bad magic number in super-block while trying to open /dev/sda2 /dev/sda2: The superblock could not be read or does not describe a correct ext2 filesystem. If the device is valid and it really contains an ext2 filesystem (and not swap or ufs or something else), then the superblock is corrupt, and you might try running e2fsck with an alternate superblock: e2fsck -b 8193 <device>

root@ttyp1[knoppix]# e2fsck -b 8193 /dev/sda2 e2fsck 1.35 (28-Feb-2004) e2fsck: Filesystem has unsupported feature(s) (/boot) e2fsck: Get a newer version of e2fsck!

root@ttyp1[knoppix]#
What to do next?

I think it was ext3 btw...
 
Old 09-04-2005, 12:37 PM   #5
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Does that version of knoppix support ext3? (I would hope it does) Unsupported feature is given when there is an unclean journal and you try to run through it with e2fsck.
 
  


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