[Gllug] ext3 disk recovery?

Andrew Halliwell ah at gnd.com
Thu Feb 26 13:05:03 UTC 2004

And verily, didst Wulf Forrester-Barker announce to the hordes:
> I've done some reading, such as the Partition Rescue mini-HOWTO, but
> would be interested in ideas and experiences people could share. I can
> see the disk if I type fdisk -l (or is that partition info, which looks
> correct) coming from previously created records. Can I do something like
> zap the superblock and then get access to extract data, even if that
> would prevent the system from booting from hda?

Are you running fsck on /dev/hda... or /dev/hda1?
bad superblock can mean you're reading the wrong place on the disk.
Make sure the partition you're fscking is actually a filesystem and not
something like an extended or swap.
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