Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 15

Thread: Startup Disk Creator - Erased Wrong Disk

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Beans
    1

    Startup Disk Creator - Erased Wrong Disk

    While using the Startup Disk Creator, I accidentally selected the wrong disk to erase -- my 1TB external formatted in FAT32. Once I realized what was happening, I pulled its USB cable mid-erase.

    What I have now is unreadable. In both Nautilus and Windows, I get files and or folders with nonsense names, dates, etc.

    The utility appeared to erase some data, but the majority of my data should (may?) still be there according to the figures in Nautilus.

    Any ideas as to how I can fix this?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Beans
    12

    Re: Startup Disk Creator - Erased Wrong Disk

    Hi! Did you find the solution?

    I made the same mistake... Need help!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Warrensburg, MO USA Earth
    Beans
    1,321
    Distro
    Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

    Re: Startup Disk Creator - Erased Wrong Disk

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

    This recovery example guides you through TestDisk, step by step, to recover these 'lost' partitions by:

    • rewriting the corrupted NTFS boot sector, and
    • recovering the accidentally deleted logical NTFS partition.

    Recovery of a FAT32 partition (instead of an NTFS partition) can be accomplished by following exactly the same steps. Other recovery examples are also available. For Information about FAT12, FAT16, ext2/ext3, HFS+, ReiserFS and other partition types, read Running the TestDisk Program.
    MY KID <<<<<<

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Beans
    12

    Re: Startup Disk Creator - Erased Wrong Disk

    Thank you.. I used it.
    The problem is that i don't have problem with partition.
    So when I mount external hard drive all i get is a folder with strange files (not my 200 Gb of information). Baddd...

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Beans
    12

    Re: Startup Disk Creator - Erased Wrong Disk

    Please, SOS.
    I have no idea what and where should i look for a solution. How come that one can erase a harddrive disk from Startup disk Creator? What is this? The information is still on it (that's shown in "properties"), but I cannot see it...

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Warrensburg, MO USA Earth
    Beans
    1,321
    Distro
    Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

    Re: Startup Disk Creator - Erased Wrong Disk

    It's hard to troubleshoot without seeing what you're seeing. Can you give more details - screenshot - picture - better description?
    MY KID <<<<<<

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Milton Keynes, UK
    Beans
    1,141
    Distro
    Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

    Re: Startup Disk Creator - Erased Wrong Disk

    If the data is critical I would recommend taking an image of the drive or cloning it to another drive.
    Then if you screw up when trying to recover data you still have the image to start again with.

    Testdisk should help you recover your 'deleted' files.
    Check out the instructions here

    http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk
    Linux Registered User #443947 Ubuntu Regestered User #12604

    Hakunamatata ...... No worries !

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Beans
    12

    Re: Startup Disk Creator - Erased Wrong Disk

    Back again.. was busy, now continue to restore the data on my external harddrive.

    @ronnielsen1,
    I took a screenshot of what I see.





  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Beans
    12

    Re: Startup Disk Creator - Erased Wrong Disk

    @IcarusR,
    Will the image contain all the information that's not seen now?

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Canada
    Beans
    516

    Red face Re: Startup Disk Creator - Erased Wrong Disk

    I'm not sure that you can fix this, but you can surely salvage your information from the disk.

    testdisk is a partition scanner and disk recovery tool. Running "sudo testdisk" will scan your computer for media and offer you a menu-driven way to recover your partition.

    Foremost is a console program to recover files based on their headers, footers, and internal data structures. I have used foremost in the past. It will get you files from the disk and save them somewhere else, however you lose the file names.

    More help could be found here:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DataRecovery

    Please mark the following usb-creator bug as still affecting you:
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/443330

    The bug was marked fixed in Lucid because the following comment was added to the changelog:

    * Provide a format confirmation dialog (LP: #443330).

    If this is not the case for you, please comment on the bug.
    My Top Bugs - Launchpad Profile - Wiki Page

    Appreciate what the severe effort of many converging wills has produced.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •