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backup using dd command directly or using a backup application - I use the clonezilla live CD for hard drive backups....
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- 04-18-2009 #11
backup using dd command directly or using a backup application - I use the clonezilla live CD for hard drive backups.
- 04-18-2009 #12
so after a deep scan in testdisk, when selecting the Intel partition option, this is what i get:
TestDisk 6.8, Data Recovery Utility, August 2007 Christophe GRENIER <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cgsecurity.org Disk /dev/sdb - 8021 MB / 7649 MiB - CHS 1023 247 62 Partition Start End Size in sectors No partition found or selected for recovery [ Quit ] Return to main menu
- 04-18-2009 #13
I have not tried this but it may help ... backup first !
Once you have partition recovered check if files already exist ... if they don't then you can then run testdisk again to search for files.
Good luck ...
ED:btw do you know the disk partition structure - was it a single fat partition ?
- 04-18-2009 #14
i now get this:
Partition table entries are not in disk order Disk /dev/sdb: 8019 MB, 8019509248 bytes 247 heads, 62 sectors/track, 1022 cylinders Units = cylinders of 15314 * 512 = 7840768 bytes Disk identifier: 0x00000000 Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
- 04-18-2009 #15
What does fdisk -l report ... are all cylinders allocated to the single partition. For a new flash drive (4GB) I got 1063 cylinders, start at 1 and end at 1064 with system W95 FAT32 (LBA).
- 04-18-2009 #16
That was fdisk -l...
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- 04-18-2009 #19
Did you backup the disk ... so you can restore the previous status ? If you did now would be a good time to restore.
If you don't have a backup ... how did you repair the fat32 partition ?