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

Mike McCarty Mike.McCarty at sbcglobal.net
Fri Jun 29 15:41:59 UTC 2007

David G. Miller wrote:
> If you just want to confirm that some data is still there, you might try 
> something like:
> 1) Boot from any Linux live CD (knoppix, Fedora 7, etc.).
> 2) Open a command window.
> 3) Assuming this is the only hard drive and it's /dev/hda:
> dd if=/dev/hda | grep 'some *short* string that should be present'
> 4) If your string survived, you should see something like "binary file 
> matches'.

I wonder how difficult it would be to recognize a BR? Each logical
volume (nothing to do with LVM) should have a BR on its first

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