Recovering a vfat partition
- From: "Nuno J. Silva (aka NJSG)" <nunojsg@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 14 May 2006 11:16:28 +0100
In my desktop Pentium II computer, I've two hard disk drives: hda (4GB) and hdb (40GB).
hda is the windows drive (Win98) and hdb is the linux drive (Gentoo).
When I changed from Fedora to Gentoo, I changed the partition table at hdb, and I started formatting all the partitions. But I did a big mistake.
When I entered the command to format the boot partition, I entered hda1 instead of hdb1. Obviously that when I noticed that (a few seconds after pressing <RETURN>), I hit <CTRL>+<C>.
So this is my question: I suppose my files are still "alive", and that I can't access them only because mount does not recognize the filesystem type. If I'm right, what's the best procedure to recover the files stored at hda1?
(Note: at hda, I've two partitions, hda1 (2GB) and hda5 (2GB). hda5 is fine.)
Nuno J. Silva (aka NJSG)
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