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Hi all, I just purchased another 320GB drive and was planning to make it ext3. I installed it onto the SATA3 controller of my PC (I'm already using SATA contorllers ...
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- 11-21-2006 #1
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- Nov 2006
massive mkfs.ext3 screwup
I just purchased another 320GB drive and was planning to make it ext3. I installed it onto the SATA3 controller of my PC (I'm already using SATA contorllers 1 and 2 for other drives)
I issued the command:
mkfs.ext3 /dev/sdc (thinking this was going to correspond to SATA3 - as sda and sdb would corro. to SATA1 and 2)
LOOKS LIKE THIS IS WHERE I STUFFED UP!!!
I have now somehow made it so that I cannot access my SATA2 drive.
If anyone can help me restore this it would be greatly appreciated as I have approx 300GB of data on it.
SATA1 = NTFS
SATA2 was NTFS; now ext3 (I think)
SATA3 = Not partitioned yet...
In hindsight I should have mounted each sda/sdb/sdc into a temp directory to confirm that it was empty. I would like to blame the wife, she was nagging me to take out the garbage while I was performing this delicate procedure. lol
I'm currently in the process of using a windows tool (Ontrack Pro) to recover raw data from the drive so hopefully it will find all my files!
Thanks in advance!
- 11-22-2006 #2