stupid stupid me - need help re disaster recovery
I was installing ubuntu over suse 10. I had spent the afternoon carefully backing up my data onto what I thought was a separate disk in my computer (hdb2) but turned out to be a separate partition on the same disk (hda2). Can't believe I was so stupid.
I chose reformat, of course:oops: . I stopped the reformat about 30 seconds into things by pulling the plug (literally). I have tried to look at the disk using the storage media function in ubuntu but it says "can't mount the disk - not in fstab or mstab" or words to that effect. Does this mean just that, or does it mean that my partitions are gone and at worst, some of the data. Perhaps someone could help with the correct command to mount the hard disk hda, or a line to add to the fstab to do the same (if the live cd will let me do that?)
I have a live CD (ubuntu) and two CD Roms. Can anyone advise me what recovery software - hopefully open source, though I'll pay if I have to, that I could run under ubuntu just to see if i can see the content of the disk. Any other advice other than "what a prat" would be greatfully received.