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Re: [SLUG] recovering removed files
- To: david <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] recovering removed files
- From: Jonathan <jhhummel@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 14 May 2009 22:23:07 +1000
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
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I dablled in this once before. I would recomend you go for a Live CD, although
you don't need (as the disk isn't monted for system use. I think you'll find
that as they tend to prepackaged for this kind of thing, they might just be
easier to use.
Also saves stuffing around with non-repository software, which is touch and go
if your not a developer.
I can't remember which it was but I used either:
System Rescue CD
The Ultimate Boot disk
My copies were/are a few years old now, but one of the two i found was able to
resurect scarily large amounts of supposedly deleted files. I think that is/was
their actual names. Both free, both based on a combination of linux, free BSD
On Thu, 14 May 2009 12:14:57 pm david wrote:
> Long story, but I have a photo that has been removed (rm file.jpg) on an
> ext3 filesystem, Ubuntu 8.10
> The hard drive is NOT the root drive and it has been unmounted and
> remounted read only - <# mount -t ext3 -o ro /dev/sdb1 /mountpoint>.
> Nothing was written on the drive as far as I know before unmounting.
> The obvious question: how to attempt recovery? I've stumbled on a thing
> called ext3undel but it's not in the Ubuntu repositories, which made me
> There are lots of google comments saying "can't be done".
> What are my chances? any suggestions? Would be nice to have some success
> stories before I try the wrong thing and mess things up.