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Re: partition magic messed up my magic number



Hi,

On Mon, 2003-06-02 at 23:42, Andreas Dilger wrote:

> First rule of data recovery - do not modify your disk further...  I can't
> say offhand, but creating another partition and doing mke2fs on it is not
> a great idea, because it is entirely possible that this overwrote some of
> the data that you wanted back.

Indeed.  If you _can_ get the entire disk contents onto another device,
though, a good way to start the recover attempt is with "gpart", which
tries to guess the location of "lost" partitions by searching for
superblock hints on the disk.

Cheers,
 Stephen




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