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sunfish62
3rd April 2006, 03:23 AM
My earlier thread has been read but not responded to.

I have a Windows partition for which the FAT table has gotten corrupted. I have physically recovered many of the files using some commercial software packages, but now I am trying to figure out if there's a way to fix the FAT table from Linux, which would certainly make my life easier, since I would not have to reinstall a slew of software packages.

Can anyone offer some suggestions?

TIA,
David

sunfish62
3rd April 2006, 06:15 AM
For what it's worth, I will report back to community that I located the following package, which I haven't yet tested:

http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk

I hope no one ever needs it ;)

David

Spoon!
3rd April 2006, 08:10 AM
For what it's worth, I will report back to community that I located the following package, which I haven't yet tested:

http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk
In fact this is also in Fedora Extras: "yum install testdisk". I haven't tested it either.

n0mad
3rd April 2006, 10:48 AM
If just have to fix partition table fdisk will be enough.
You should boot from rescue disk and set read-only mounting option.