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Re: Installation plays hardball

I think it possible to recover the files in the partitions wiped by the
Fedora installer. Testdisk correctly found the partitions I want to
recover, but it says they are corrupted (stop).

EASEUS Data Recovery Wizard Professional recovered the file tree of one
partition and the raw files of the other partition. But at $90, Yikes!
Is there any cheaper solution to try?

I'll also have to buy a 320 GB hard disk to save the recovered files to
and sort them out.

What did the Fedora installer do to these partitions?


On Thu, 31 Dec 2009 00:49:27 -0800, "Garrick Sitongia"
<sitongia fastmail us> said:
> I just installed Fedora for the first time on my Windows/Linux dual boot
> system. The Fedora installer gave me the option of installing over the
> present linux installation on the disk, an old Mandriva version. I
> assumed this meant the operating system partition. There were 2 other
> unrelated ext3 partitions for photo archives and e-mail backup. After
> booting into Fedora I discovered that the Fedora installer wiped every
> linux partition without confirmation or consent. I have installed other
> versions of Linux and I have always been given a choice. Your installer
> should indicate that ALL linux type file systems will be wiped, in
> addition to the operating system file system.
> Garrick

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