05 February

How to repair an ext3 filesystem after mkdosfs format

After shrinking a large ext3 partition using gparted to make space for an additional partition, I did not take sufficient care to notice the leading partition I newly created with cfdisk subsequently was denoted as sdc2 instead of sdc1, as one might expect.

Thus woe ensued when I issued a mkdosfs -F 32 /dev/sdc1 command without a closer look at the new partition numbering.

So the interesting question now was, what can be salvaged from an ext3 filesystem with overwritten superblock (as well as a few of the inodes)? [Read More!]
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