damaged partition

Markus Feldmann feldmann_markus at gmx.de
Sat Sep 17 22:21:55 UTC 2011

Am 16.09.2011 23:22, schrieb Stephen Samuel:
> You're working with a damaged partition.. Probably the first thing to do
> would be to make a copy of the partition.
> Get either a 16GB thumb drive, or an external drive that you can
> partition appropriately.. then make a copy of the damaged partition --
> This may be a trial-and-error situation.
> Once you have a good copy, then you can work on the copy.
> If you get a laptop drive, then you can make multiple copies of the bad
> partition(s) overnight and then try different recovery paths until you
> get what you need.
> If you only care about parts of the data, on the drive you can also try
> mounting readonly -- and see if the data you want is available for
> copying out without having to repair the entire partition.
> mount -o ro /dev/sda7 /mnt/sda7

i bought an external 1GB Harddisk and saved this damaged partition. 
Furhter on i tried:
<e2fsck -f /mnt/AIRY-1TB/sda7.part>

The output is in german, sorry. However i dont know when i should to 
press "yes", so i only pressed "y".

Then i started <testdisk /mnt/AIRY-1TB/sda7.part> and he found ".", ".." 
and i copied "." to some place on my external disk. I could recover my 
.thunderbird :-)

regards Markus

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