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Xpendible
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?
hughesjr
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
Xpendible
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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