Searching for recovery software.
Posted 03 March 2006 - 11:10 AM
I had needed to do a little partition editing, but something went wrong. Currently two of my partions are toast. The problem: 40k+ files...... gone. It was a little, okay, a lot more than I could practically back up even on DVD.. soooooo, yeah. I've not touched the partition with the data since. It was a Reiser partition..... the other has a backup of the Reiser and was an XFS partition with some other stuff on it as well.
Does anybody know any software that would by chance recover a reiser (or xfs for that matter) partition? I could really use it... for now I guess I play in Knoppix until I can get my data back...
Rememeber kids, QTParted is not a (fully functional) toy.
Posted 03 March 2006 - 07:05 PM
I have frequently warned folks about manipulating partitions with qtparted. It is a tool best used to initially set up partitions before installing your Linux flavors. But, it has problems with manipulating certain partitions after the fact.
It is heavily dependent on what filesystem packages are installed to support it, especially if you built it from source.
The other possibility is SystemRescue CD which may work. Read the manual page for details.
Yes, it does have qtparted, but that aside, see if you can pick up the apparently lost partition(s) with it's tools and backup, then restorte to a fresh partition.
Posted 04 March 2006 - 10:06 AM
Posted 06 March 2006 - 06:04 PM
Posted 06 March 2006 - 06:58 PM
If you are daring and technically inclined, see this article.
Unfortunately, the gpart link seems dead.
I'll keep looking around.
I was also hoping that the partimage package in the SystemRescue CD might see the partitions and allow a recovery.
Posted 06 March 2006 - 07:13 PM
Note: As per some nice notes on TestDisk, I think you need the OS running on the same disk that you want to probe, that or it just doesn't like being run from DVD (or perhaps Knoppix in particular, who knows), or perhaps the static build just doesn't like something rather - all this is specifically why I'm lucky I had the OS on a seperate partition... still had something pretty bootable, minus my home directory).
Note also: Please do remind me never to do a partition resize in QTParted ever again though, never again.
[Edited by bloody on 2006-03-06 12:25:48]