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> Help Changing Back To A Win Partition, I reaaaally hope it goes 2 ways
Xpendible
post Jul 13 2004, 09:37 PM
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I was attempting to mount my slave IDE hard drive (Win/ vfat) on my linux machine (Redhat 9.0) and was just reading along with an install I had. I read one line to far up and typed

"[root]# mkfs -t ext3 /dev/hdb1"

instead of just.
[root]# mkdir /opt2
[root]# mount -t ext3 /dev/hdb1 /opt2

Nevertheless now I have an ext3 partion instead of a dos, I want like nothing else to flop back so I can get my information off the hard drive. Its not 100% formatted, since fdisk was never typed, and it never prompted me to delete everything, but I cant access sh*t all except one folder (lost+found ironically)

How the heck can I get my info back?
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hughesjr
post Jul 13 2004, 10:47 PM
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The mkfs command means make file system (like the command in dos named format) ... so you erased the other file system and replaced it with a blank ext3 file system.

There is no easy way to recover that partition...

there is a possible way to recover it ... see this link:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Storage/Q_...Q_20703381.html


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Xpendible
post Jul 14 2004, 03:37 PM
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Nope, Im still having no luck.

I cant actually see the 'solution' to the web site posted, if anyone is a member at EE could you please post it.
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