[Grml] recovery from mkfs error?

John Magolske listmail at b79.net
Sun Apr 20 20:43:02 CEST 2008

I've heard grml comes with forensic tools, and so was wondering
if there's anything in the toolkit that might help me recover
from an unpleasant mistake. 

Trying to reformat a usb thumbdrive, I overlooked the fact that
/dev/sda was my 160GB external hard drive (ext3), and that the
thumbdrive was actually /dev/sdb. I issued this command:

    mkfs -t vfat -I /dev/sda

The most important stuff was backed up, but there is some pain
involved. Any suggestions (yes, I know... PAY ATTENTION!!) or
pointers much appreciated.



John Magolske

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