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"
I am even unable to connect it as a slave device and mount it. The mount is
saying bad super block information.
mount -t ext3 /dev/hdb2 mnt_pt/
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hdb2,
or too many mounted file systems
(could this be the IDE device where you in fact use
ide-scsi so that sr0 or sda or so is needed?)
Please tell me how can I recover my data.
This disk is containing important data.