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Re: [SLUG] Hard Drive Problem - Advice Pls
- To: bill <billb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Hard Drive Problem - Advice Pls
- From: Martin Pool <mbp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2006 14:49:46 +1000
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On 25 Aug 2006, Scott Ragen <scott@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > My PC dual boots XP and Kubuntu.
> > While trying to reformat a 1 gb Memory Stick/Flash Drive under XP I
> > somehow stuffed a SATA HD by apparently renaming it and formatting it,
> > though as it didn't sit there forever formatting, I'm guessing that I
> > just wiped the partition table somehow.
> > When I boot Kubuntu I get the message:-
> > "The Superblock could not be read or does not describe a correct ext2
> > filesystem. Run e2fsck with an alternative superblock:-
> > e2fsck -b 8193 <device>
> If allyou did was wipe the partition table, you could try booting from a
> rescue cd that contains gnu parted, and try rescuing it.
> I have never used this, so I can't guarentee its success. If possible, you
> may want to dd the whole drive to a file on another drive.
I've used gpart successfully in the past to fix this kind of thing: