Re: fsck on ext3, lost files
Linas Žvirblis <0x0007 <at> gmail.com> writes:
> You did mount it read-only as in...
> mount -o ro /dev/disk /mnt/location
> ...did not you?
I didn't think of that. I had a line in fstab to mount the partition
automatically with defaults. I have since removed that line.
> The "testdisk" package, I have already mentioned contains a tool called
> "PhotoRec"  that might just do the trick. There is also "foremost"
> package that may be useful.
THANKS! photorec did the trick. I have now recovered most of the files I
hadn't backed up. photorec is impressive in that it recovers much more than
Some of the jpg files are corrupted. Interestingly gimp displays a preview of
the images in the open dialog box, but won't open them. Any ides on how to
salvage corrupt jpg images?
I have posted a sample image and screenshots of the gimp screens at:
7628.jpg 05-Jun-2006 10:28 732k
gimp_message.jpg 05-Jun-2006 10:38 31k
gimp_preview.jpg 05-Jun-2006 10:20 67k