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Re: hard disk crash

On Fri, Aug 31, 2007 at 23:19:26 +0200, steef wrote:
> hi you all out there,
> one of my hd's crashed completely for unknown reasons. i tried several 
> solutions without any result. knoppix 5.0 recognized the  partition with 
> data (/dev/hda1) but refuses to mount it: 'i could not determine the 
> filesystem etc. etc. '


> somebody out there who can give me a helping hand to repair somehow the hd 
> or point me to a method/way or program to rescue at least my 
> holiday-photographs from france i put on the hd two hours before the 
> crash...?

You can try to repair your partition table with TestDisk and/or to
recover your photos with PhotoRec; both these tools are available in
package "testdisk". The "scalpel" package is another option for trying
to extract the files if you cannot restore the partition table.

In any case it is probably a good idea to create a backup image of the
whole disk first, as Peter Greff has already suggested. 

Regards,            | http://users.icfo.es/Florian.Kulzer
          Florian   |

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