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  1. #1

    Formatted linux partition from windows

    My machine is partitioned into windows and linux, I accidentally did a 'quick format' from windows of my linux partition.

    When I boot into linux I have access to 'grub rescue'.

    Does anyone have advice on how to recover ideally the partition, but alternately my data?

  2. #2
    You need to reinstall Windows boot loader to mbr (google it) to get out of grub rescue.

    Formatting a drive. Good luck with recovering data from a formatted partition.

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    Since it was a 'Quick Format', you might have some luck with the System Rescue disc. Maybe.

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