I applied mkswap on root partition: help!

Donatas G. dgvirtual at akl.lt
Tue Dec 5 08:29:56 GMT 2006


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> On 12/4/06, Donatas G. <dgvirtual at akl.lt> wrote:
>> Today i did mkswap on my root partition
>>
>> mkswap /dev/hda5

Lord Sauron wrote:
> I don't know about recovery, but you'll need to reformat your drive to
> begin using Linux again.  There are ways to recover data, assuming
> that the swap partition was not written to.  However, I'm not familiar
> with any recovery techniques, though I do know that most of them start
> with a Live CD.

Has anyone ever been in a situation like that and recovered any
information from the hard disk?

I do have some info that I do not have a backup of.... Would be very bad
to loose it...

Donatas

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