From: Noel.C.Carroll at domain life.friendsfirst.ie
Date: Wed 12 May 1999 - 10:35:23 IST
On 11-May-99 Noel.C.Carroll at domain life.friendsfirst.ie wrote:
>Yesterday I reformatted a partition that I shouldn't... Any ideas how I could
>trawl through it to try and get some data back?... (You can stop sniggering
>I have a problem similar to this. After installing RH6 I tried to set up my
>Winnt and 95 directories in /. When I was mounting them I think I mounted
>as the wrong type. auto didn't work so I tried mounting the 95 partition as
>msdos, umsdos and vfat. I tried mounting the NTFS partition as HPFS. The
>result is that my machine won't boot into dos. None of the above mount
>commands worked at all as the damage may have been done before by the time I
>thought to use VFAT and NTFS as an argument to mount.
!, i never thought that mounting something could trash it. With floppies i was
forever mounting them the wrong way between ext2 and vfat. Is it possible to
trash a partition by merely attempting to mount it sideways ? I suspect that
the problem may have snuck in before the mount.
Well it seems to me you can. I worked exclusively in Linux after the install
but I was having trouble getting my tinet connection up and running so I decided
to use NT. NT wouldn't boot. I was, at that stage, still getting the menu for
NT and Safe Mode and Windows. I decided to boot into 95 and that worked. I
went back into Linux and tried to mount the 95 partition. After that it
wouldn't boot anymore. I tried to mount NT immediately after installing Linux.
The evidence seems to suggest that mount screwed my partitions in some way.
If I have to sacrifice data on the 95 parition then thats OK but losing NT would
be a real pain as thats where I do all my developemnet.
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