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Please help: Accidentally wiped off the whole hard disk!!!

I accideantally fdisked my linux hard disk  and deleted all
partitions, created one single solaris partition. I wanted to do this
on my second hard disk and thought I had connected the second one and
disconnected the first, but hadn't disconnected the first one really.

Now I am unable to boot. Booting from a knpix CD, when I check what
partition is on that hard disk, I see only one partition, a bf type
partition (which means solaris) but is unformatted. Here's the output:

root@ttyp1[~]# fdisk -l /dev/hda

Disk /dev/hda: 40.0 GB, 40060403712 bytes
16 heads, 63 sectors/track, 77622 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 1008 * 512 = 516096 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hda1               1        6253     3151480+  bf  Unknown

Since it's not yet formatted, I would think there must be a way to
recover all the data still. I could install this knoppix on the small
3 GB hdd and connecting the big hdd, try to recover. Is there a
program I can use to recover the data? Is it possible without using a
second 40 GB hard disk or it is not?

I have lots of data on it,  useful data and lots of linux things I
wouldn't like to lose. Can someone help?

Thnks and Regards,

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