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Gooday all. I have to put my hand up straight away, what has happened is because I tried another Linux OS because I was bored. The story is this. I ...
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    Lost data/my own damn fault.


    Gooday all. I have to put my hand up straight away, what has happened is because I tried another Linux OS because I was bored. The story is this. I had a Fedora system up and running for a few weeks and was just choogling along and then I got crook and had to have a few days off work, well, idle hands and all that I re-tried to get Mandriva 2009 up and running. I had got the disk off a magazine a month or so ago and when I tried it then it wouldn't load. Anyhow I put the disk in the other day and it lit up. Ok I sez to myself I will install it and have a look.In my excitement I think I put on the wrong HD. System is AMD64 1 gig ram and a 150 g hd master and 250 g slave hd. the 150?is hda and the 250 is hdb. I had downloaded Knoppix to try and help get some music files off my daughters computer. So here I sit, broken hearted with the following questions. 1 Is my system recoverable. 2 Would one of you kind people help this poor interfering fool through the process. Thanks in anticipation.


    knoppix@Knoppix:~$ sudo fdisk -l

    Disk /dev/hda: 120.0 GB, 120034123776 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14593 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/hda1 * 26 14593 117017460 8e Linux LVM
    /dev/hda2 1 25 200781 5 Extended
    /dev/hda5 1 25 200749+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris

    Partition table entries are not in disk order

    Disk /dev/hdb: 250.0 GB, 250059350016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/hdb1 * 1 1019 8185086 83 Linux
    /dev/hdb2 1020 4111 24836490 5 Extended
    /dev/hdb5 1020 4111 24836458+ 83 Linux
    knoppix@Knoppix:~$

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    Hello and Welcome!
    You appear to have Linux installed on both HD's. Did you have a Windows partition before? If so, it would seem that it has been overwritten.
    Or did you have Linux installed and you want to try and recover files from that partition?
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    Trying to recover data you might try TestDisk and Photorec. Download page link below with link to documentation.

    TestDisk Download - CGSecurity

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    Welcome to the forums!

    Should you decide to try TestDisk and PhotoRec as suggested above, you can find them both on the Parted Magic LiveCD. It's a quick download and burn to disk.
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    Good morning and thank you good folks for replying. I have not had windows on this machine for nearly 2 years now. I have the download happening as I type. I want to recover a few photos from the Fedora installation, when I work out which it is. James.

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    A quick question, these are boot disks aren't they. I have burnt 2 disks and neither of them jump into gear when I reboot. I am set to boot off cd/dvd rom first and I have also manually pointed the machine to boot from the disks, so far to no avail. James.

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    Yes, Parted Magic is a liveCD and should boot if burned properly.

    Check the following thread to make sure you are burning the ISO file to the blank disk properly:

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/ins...ll-cd-dvd.html
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    I have been at this most of the day, I need a beer now. Thanks for the input and I will post further once I can get an iso onto disk and run it. Avagoodweekend.

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