I was formatting a few external drives yesterday and realized after it was to late that I removed the first partition from my maxtor external hard drive by mistake. I am using cfdisk or I can use fdisk if it helps fix the issue.
Anyway I have like 100GB of info that I want to access. Is there anyway to set the partitions back? The file format was ntfs and I tried just mounting it again, but no luck. Thanks.
[0:0:0:0] disk ATA SAMSUNG HD080HJ ZH10 /dev/sda
[1:0:0:0] cd/dvd PBDS CDRWDVD DH-48C2S ND11 /dev/sr0
[9:0:0:0] disk Maxtor OneTouch III 0344 /dev/sdb
root@hatTrick:/media# mount -t ntfs /dev/sdb /media/maxtor/
NTFS signature is missing.
Failed to mount '/dev/sdb': Invalid argument
The device '/dev/sdb' doesn't seem to have a valid NTFS.
Maybe the wrong device is used? Or the whole disk instead of a
partition (e.g. /dev/sda, not /dev/sda1)? Or the other way around?
root@hatTrick:/media# ls /dev/sdb*