Joined: 20 Oct 2005 Posts: 451 Location: Boston MA USA
Posted: Tue 06 Dec 2005, 10:28 Post_subject:
Partitions; How a Linux Distro Saved Hard Disk Data
What can you do if your hard drive Partition Table has gotten messed up?
First learn about Partition Tables:
In computer engineering, hard disk drive partitioning is the creation of logical divisions upon a hard disk that allows one to apply operating system-specific logical formatting...
There are many tools for trying to recover from hard drive problems. There is an open source tool for trying to reconstruct a partition table: TestDisk.
But if you are a rookie, and want to go step by step carefully and learning, here is a wonderful detailed story of writing simple Linux scripts to look at the hard drive and figure everything out:
How a Linux Distro Saved Hard Disk Data
By Collin Park
Our search-and-rescue expert is back to share how he recovered a master boot record and reclaimed lost data.