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solinem
27th December 2008, 12:36 AM
Hi:
I have mistakenly deleted an EXT3 partition and formatted as NTFS.
After restarting, I have the following message, thet prevents to continue booting-up my system:
Volume Group "VolGroup00" not found
Unable to access resume device (UUID=331be956-dcb0-4499-8dee-e1b884ddf587)
mount: error mounting /deb/root on /sysroot as ext3: No such file or directory
I know it is an enormous mistake, but what I need is a solution, not indoctrination

JN4OldSchool
27th December 2008, 12:54 AM
I think you already know the answer here. Hope you have your Linux install disk handy.

JohnVV
27th December 2008, 01:09 AM
reinstall fedora and move your backup data back on to the drive .You do have backup dvd's,ext.drive,tape?

solinem
27th December 2008, 01:28 AM
Thanks:
Is it possible to RESTORE the partition?

marcrblevins
27th December 2008, 02:26 AM
Restore is not an option, you really made a BIG blooper.

JohnVV
27th December 2008, 03:38 AM
restore "no" recover some ( maybe???) some files might be possible
if you have not overwrote that part of the drive with new files then some tools might be able to find *.jpg,*.png,*.pdf,*.avi,... files but putting the fragments together ???
"SystemRescueCd" http://www.sysresccd.org/Main_Page
has some tools that ( i give a 5 to 10% chance) of finding things ,more than a intact *.jpg or *.odt file here and there
see: "Recovery tools"
http://www.sysresccd.org/System-tools#Recovery_tools

solinem
27th December 2008, 08:26 PM
restore "no" recover some ( maybe???) some files might be possible
if you have not overwrote that part of the drive with new files then some tools might be able to find *.jpg,*.png,*.pdf,*.avi,... files but putting the fragments together ???
"SystemRescueCd" http://www.sysresccd.org/Main_Page
has some tools that ( i give a 5 to 10% chance) of finding things ,more than a intact *.jpg or *.odt file here and there
see: "Recovery tools"
http://www.sysresccd.org/System-tools#Recovery_tools

Thanks, it now has some meaning.
I think "System Rescue CD" is not perfect, but is a fantastic tool.