Debian Killed NTFS - HELP

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Debian Killed NTFS - HELP

Postby MrDX on Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:21 pm

I went to install Debian and it started to overwrite the windows NTFS system. As soon as I saw it happening (about 15 seconds) I killed the install.

How can I fix or retrieve the data I need from that drive. Can it be done?

Thanks
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Re: Debian Killed NTFS - HELP

Postby oobetimer on Thu Oct 21, 2010 3:15 am

MrDX wrote:I went to install Debian and it started to overwrite the windows NTFS system. As soon as I saw it happening (about 15 seconds) I killed the install.

How can I fix or retrieve the data I need from that drive. Can it be done?

Thanks


Restore the partition table..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TestDisk
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Re: Debian Killed NTFS - HELP

Postby Midnighter on Thu Oct 21, 2010 4:23 am

I've had something like this happen, wasn't paying attention, did a full format of an ext3 drive into NTFS. Wasn't til an hour or so later when i realised why it was taking so long (1TB driver, instead of the 80GB one). Booted from live3 cd, installed testdisk, and ran it to do full recovery of the partition. Takes a while, but I got every single thing restored.
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