Originally Posted by Braedon
...Hope this utility is going to recover your data.
Originally Posted by recovery
I hope this tool help you...
i'd like to take a moment to remark upon the extraordinary cordiality of the users of this forum. howtoforge.com being one of about three or four Fedora-related-forums, i appreciate the typically friendly demeanor!
i'm sorry i missed the reply from Oct., Braedon, but thank you for that info.
The drive is still in the same state as it has been all along-- though i did try using the FC5 rescue disc a couple of different approaches for "seeing" those files again. i couldn't reproduce the steps to getting to see those files as i had in the past.
previoulsy, since the original mishap, i gained confidence about a possible recovery when i saw the files intact in the filesystem structure, browsed through the folders, etc., in a very rough "DOS-like" environment (not an X-Server GUI, but not pure text) i was using the rescue disc (or even disc 1 of the 5 disc ISO FC5 set), but i couldn't remember how i got the system to "see them" from the start-- i thought it was via "create new partition" while leaving the old there, and then in the process, it showed me the old stuff-- but trying this after my obtaining the new 200 GB drive did not yeild a visible structure of folders upon that test approach. --- my point being that, though i played w/ it a bit, thinking i might have found a way to transfer the bulk of the files to raw space on the large capacity drive, i'm 99% certain that nothing was actually written to the 'damaged' disc, but i also realize how touchy a situation it is. i'm going to assume however that nothing was changed as i didn't let the ISO proceed w/ any of the propsed setups i engaged in a "review" (you know... "create and review a new partition", or whatever is the exact text there as one of the first steps of FC5 installation in GUI mode...)
anyway-- thank you so much for the advice. i will investigate this as soon as possible.
one thing i would like to know-- if anyone would know (perhaps any of you who have suggested i use a data-recovery-software approach would know), what should i do in terms of setting the 200GB drive... as slave, or master? whould i NOT have the 200GB drive involved at all yet? any minute particulars such as that which might make or break my efforts will be appreciated!!
thanks again for your advice!!!