thorbenthuermer at gmx.net
Wed Oct 4 12:04:38 PDT 2000
Julio Recalde wrote:
> Yes I know how to make it all again, but the problem is that I *need* that
> data in hdb3, I've just tryed the gpart app that tryes to restore corrupted
> partition tables and it only got the swap partition, it seems that it
> doesn't support reiserfs(hdb2), so it skips the rest of the disk scan :-(
> Any ideas, please?
well gpart restores partiton tables, but you didn't change the partiton
and the partiton is unreadable, so as i said it probably won't help
gpart does support reiserfs, at least it's listed on the site...
one option you could try is :
-f Full scan. When a possible partition is found,
gpart normally skips all sectors this entry
to occupy and continues the scan from the end
the last possible partition. The disk scan can
quite a while if this option is given, be
that way it won't skip anything (by default it skips all found
jumping to the next superblock, and doesnt really scan all sectors.
(it will even find the fs on floppy images saved on the filesystem)
of course it can't find the fs if the superblock was overwritten..
if you can't find the fs, it's a really bad problem...
you might try stuff like
cat /dev/hdb3 | grep --binary-files=text "some stuff that was in a file
on the disk"
but chances to restore a broken fs are bad :(
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