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)?