Emergancy restoration possible?
For some reason an installer for another version of Linux took it upon itself to delete 2 partitions off of a drive it wasn't supposed to be messing with.
There are backups, but they apparently are corrupted. They're also rather out of date.
I've done nothing to the space that those partitions were in. All that's happened is that the partition table was told that they aren't there. Thus all data ought to be intact... or the overwhelming majority.
Short of paying for a data recovery service that I can't afford, is there any way to lift that stuff off of the drive? Preferably some linux tool I can install/compile/whatever that performs the same functions as the stuff that those expensive data recovery labs do.
Since I know a lot of FS tools care about this thing: they're Linux partitions using SGI's XFS.