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Re: gpart -Tool for recovering data from crashed HD



On Thu, May 06, 2004 at 11:33:07PM +0800, Dexter Ang wrote:
> Ow Mun Heng wrote:
> >I've got a HD which seems to have problems. 
> >( I can't boot from it)
> >
> >I would like to know what tools are available to actually
> >perform some kind of data recovery or something.
> >
> >Currently, I'm just booting into a copy of Knoppix and then mounting
> >the HD and copying (what can be copied) off the drive to another network 
> >location.
> >
> >Sometimes it works. sometimes it just hangs at scp.
> >
> >Pointers??
> 
> Is the HD still detected by the BIOS? If so, maybe it's just something 
> screwy with the partition table. I've used "gpart" before. It 
> automatically tries to detect the partition types on your harddrive, and 
> recreates the partition table. I've done it on a dying HD before (one 
> that kept losing knowledge of any partition). Booted up in Slackware, 
> ran gpart from a floppy. That restored the partition table, booted up in 
> Windows, backuped all files needed, then after a reboot the harddrive 
> died. I didn't have a spare HD so I had to burn the data using Windows. 
> And nope, MS's "fdisk /mbr" didn't work there.
> 
> HTH
> 
> dex
I can't find gpart in fedora. Where is it or how does one get it.
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