Never a Doh! moment.

Steve smorrey at gmail.com
Mon Dec 17 14:40:54 MST 2007


Well i did back up my important stuff, not that I'm dumb enough to
trust anything important to windows :)

On Dec 17, 2007 2:31 PM, Steven Alligood <steve at bluehost.com> wrote:
> This is all a very good example of why you never play around with your
> important machine.
>
> Aka, one machine for Quicken, Turbotax, your resumes, etc, and another
> one for mythTV, MAME, kids games, etc, and possibly even a third for
> testing new OS's, patch levels, etc.
>
> And yes, one day I will have three working computers at my house (aka,
> all working at the same time).
>
> -Steve
>
>
> Jeff Anderson wrote:
> > I did something similar to an external hard drive. I used the wrong
> > letter and wiped out the first meg of the partition (wrote zeros to
> > it... glad I used the count= option in dd)
> > I found that the program getDataBack worked well for me. I used the FAT
> > version, but they have an NTFS version as well. It costs $40 or $50, but
> > it got all my files back. I played with it on other volumes and I was
> > able to recover deleted files, and it seemed to be fairly versatile.
> >
> > Jeff Anderson
> >
> > Steve wrote:
> >
> >> Howdy folks,
> >>
> >> It was bound to happen and it finally did, while attempting reformat
> >> an external drive I entered a typo and wiped my Vista partition.
> >> The command I used was
> >> sudo mkfs.vfat /dev/sda1
> >>
> >> Should have been
> >> sudo mkfs.vfat /dev/sdb1
> >>
> >> So ummm, anyone have any ideas on if data recovery would be possible
> >> here, or should I just re-install?
> >> Thanks in advance!
> >>
> >> Sincerely,
> >> Steve
> >>
> >>
>
>
>
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