Recovering Partition and data
I recently purchased a SATA controller so that I could build a New LVM for my filestorage. My original setup was an 80GB disk for OS and a 1.5TB disk for Storage. The 1.5TB was one large ext4 filesystem.
The problem came in that I installed the controller connected all of my disks except the OS Disk and booted up. Fedora12 started to boot and failed finding the UUID of the original 1.5TB.
in my own error I though I already had it set as part of an LVM configuration so I tystem ried to add the PV. :shock: Now I have spent my free time the last 3 days trying to get the partition back.
So far I have tried testdisk and it finds some partitions but I have not had any luck getting a mountable filesystem. I know the data is still there since photorec starts to recover data.
I also have a 2nd Identical 1.5TB drive if I need it for any purpose, I am hoping someone will have some pointers on how I can get this back the way it was without loosing all the data I had stored.