[CentOS] Retrive data from repartitioned / reformatted hard drive?

Robert kerplop at sbcglobal.net
Fri Jun 29 13:28:04 UTC 2007

Niki Kovacs wrote:
> Hi,
> The title says it all. One of my clients showed me a 120 GB hard drive 
> that his daughter accidentally formatted, according to him. I booted 
> the first CD I had at hand - a Slackware 11.0 install CD - and 
> launched cdfdisk /dev/hda. cfdisk informed me that there was even no 
> partition table. So much for reformatting. cfdisk only shows me 120 GB 
> of free space.
> Any way to retrive data on this hard drive? Some magic live 
> distribution to read data on repartitioned / reformatted hard drives? 
> any suggestions?
I have used testdisk with excellent results.  Read about its features, 
capabilities and limitations at http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk

Good luck!

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