[K12OSN] restoring file table
Terrell Prude', Jr.
microman at cmosnetworks.com
Tue Apr 27 11:37:59 UTC 2004
I assume you mean he formatted a NTFS partition with ext2/ext3. I'm
surprised he can recover his XP files at all--he's a very fortunate
person. Usually this kind of mistake means that your backups had better
If it were me, and I just felt some pressing need to run Windows XP (I
emphatically don't), I'd backup whatever irreplaceable/important data I
can get off of that partition, boot XP, and reformat that partition,
either VFAT or NTFS. I would choose VFAT so that GNU/Linux can use the
partition as well; my 12-year-old neighbor next door does this very
thing (he dual-boots W2K and RHL 7.3, and his VFAT partition is where he
stores his data). Then, I'd copy everything I saved back over and be
much more careful next time. :-)
Scott Sherrill wrote:
> A student at my school accidently built a new file system over an
> existing XP file system on his home computer. Instead of mke2fs
> /dev/hda1 he used hdb1 *whoops*.
> He can recover his XP files, but is there a way to rebuild the file
> system table to make it appear like he never goofed in the first
> place? I had no idea....
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