Re: Any way to recover files after partition corruption?
I had some major problems with my partitions awhile ago -- partition
magic failed in the middle of an operation. I was able to recover all
of my data using gpart and parted (both packages in unstable). gpart
tries to guess what your partition table should look like and allows you
to manually edit it. After writing the guessed partition table, I
copied all of the data to another drive and wrote a fresh MBR and
Hope this helps,
On Tue, 02 Jul 2002 09:26:55 -0700
"Paul Scott,,," <email@example.com> wrote:
> Anthony Campbell wrote:
> >I've got a superblock corruption and cannot read the partition.
> >I shall have to reinstall Debian, which I can do on anothe part of
> >the disk, but there are some vital files in the corrupted partition.
> >Will any tools allow me to retrieve these, either from Linux or DOS?
> There seem to be a number of tools to "undelete" files but I haven't
> yet found anything that easily works when the super blocks are gone.
> If someone knows about this I would like to know also.
> Otherwise I am working on a program right now to do more than what I
> found so far. Someone actually reinitialized my main Debian partition
> from an install CD and I am working on finding any files left. I will
> gladly share this program when I get a little farther. It runs on
> Linux and will allow a fair amount of exploration.
> Paul Scott
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