Help needed to recover data from ext3 file system where mkfs was issued accidentally

nitin ahuja nitin2ahuja at
Mon Apr 25 09:04:58 UTC 2005


> Hi,
> I connected my harddisk which had ext3 filesystem and
> some files archived in it as slave device and issued 
> "mkfs /dev/hdb2" accidentally. Immediately I issued 
> Ctrl C and stopped the process. But before that it
> had deleted some 100 Blocks. 
> After that I am unable to boot that hard disk as 
> primary device. The system is asking me "please 
> insert a valid boot device and press enter"

can you mail the ouput of mkfs, which you ran accidentally?


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