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Re: Corrupt Superblock on /home - semi-hijack



On Saturday 11 February 2006 10:14, Anne Wilson wrote:
> On Friday 10 February 2006 21:28, James Wilkinson wrote:
> > You might like to investigate
> > mount -vt ext3 -o sb=131072 /dev/hdb1 /misc/
> > which should use an alternative superblock.
>
> Is anything similar possible on a fat32 drive?  I need to try to rescue
> data from a 'foreign' drive.  'fdisk -l' lists it as a single large fat32
> partition, but trying to mount it as 'mount -t vfat /dev/hdb1 /mnt/temp'
> tells me that there is a bad superblock.
>
I've found the TeskDisk utility, and tried it.  I got as far as rebuilding the 
Boot Sector and being able to list the directories, but it says it is unable 
to write the new Boot Sector.  Without that I don't see how the data is 
recoverable.  Any advice, anyone, please?

Anne


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