[ILUG] [kinda OT]Stuff Wanted
gavin at fiachra.ucd.ie
Mon Jan 7 15:27:21 GMT 2002
On Mon, 07 Jan 2002, jer at online.ie wrote:
> Anyone got an ISA SCSI card and a couple of RAIDable drives they want
> to offload for cheap?
> Stupidity story:
> I just managed to format my windows partition. I did format d:, it for
> some reason had d: as a symlink of c:, but only at boot time, at least
> that's what it looked like in w98. Linux saw a primary fat32 and an
> extended with logical fat32, wrapped around an ext2 and a swap. Windows
> did the format, then LILO decided on reboot that I didn't have an
> operating system on hda1. Lovely.
If you happen to accidentally format a FAT32 partition and need to recover
the data, there's a tool called lost&found made by the partition magic
people www.powerquest.com which very effectively will recover the bulk of
data (admittedly depending how fragmented it is) and has lots of tools for
getting it off the machine afterward. It's not Open Source or Free to use,
it cost about 50 quid. However, in some circumstances, this is worth
absolutely every penny.
Please don't ask how I know this!
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