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From: jcd <jcd@××××××.cz>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] ext3 partition dissapeared :(
Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2007 11:17:20
1 Hi.
2 I'm in bad situation. I have two physical disks. First (DiskA) have
3 200GB and second (DiskB) have 160GB capacity. On DiskB I have Linux
4 partitions and some data partitions. On DiskA I had had 40GB NTFS
5 (Windows) and 160GB NTFS partitions (data), but I already deleted
6 Windows partition. So, I copied data from 160GB partition on DiskA to
7 temporary space on DiskB, then I deleted remaining NTFS partition on
8 DiskA and created one 200GB ext3 partition (I think so. In cfdsik I
9 chose partition type '83 Linux') and then formatted it 'mke2fs
10 -j /dev/sdb1'. Then I copied (moved :( ) all the data back to DiskA and
11 everuthing was fine. It was yesterday. Today I started PC and at startup
12 init said "Some local filesystems failed to mount". OK, in /etc/fstab I
13 have "/dev/sdb1 /mnt/zaloha ext3 noatime 0 2" ... it seems to be good. I
14 also tried to change ext2, but with both 'mount -a' says:
15 mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdb1,
16 missing codepage or other error
17 In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
18 dmesg | tail or so.
19 In /var/log/messages I found just "VFS: Can't find ext3 filesystem on
20 dev sdb1" :((. When I try just 'mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/zaloha',
21 at /mnt/zaloha I have mounted that old Windows partition that I already
22 deleted. Do you know any solution how can I get back my ext3 partition
23 to get back my data please? And what could be cause of this problem or
24 when I can find what is the cause? Thanks very very much.
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Re: [gentoo-user] ext3 partition dissapeared :( Alan McKinnon <alan@××××××××××××××××.za>