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Linux fixing NTFS?

Discussion in 'Linux / BSD / Mac OS X' started by Dandel, Aug 9, 2007.

  1. Dandel New Member

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    i need a good Open Source toolkit to fix a NTFS partition i have where i need to regenerate it's Boot sector and partition table entries, while also keeping/validating the data that is on it right now.
     
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    Specifically, Which OS's are you running at the moment?
     
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  3. Dandel New Member

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    Ubuntu Linux 7.04 ( Feisty Fawn)
    Windows NT5.x ( in other words something newer than or equil to windows 2000 )
    FreeDos ( although i doubt there is any tools that will work for this.)
     
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    type ntfs in the synaptic package manager, you might find something there.
     
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    I already did, and there was nothing available... although the main issue is that the files are there, all the recovery tools i tried on windows find em, but i can't get a free tool to recover the primary sector of the drive.
     
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    Then pay for a tool, unless your data isn't worth a few bucks of course. Personally I have great experiences with GetDataBack
     
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    You could build a BartPE disk, and use a Windows based tool, instead of a Linux based one.
     
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  8. Dandel New Member

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    i could do this, but then i wouldn't be supporting the improvement of open source utilities, which i would like to see able to do exactly what the other tools can do.

    see my reply to Wie E above, but yet again, i already checked the data with a tool i like called, HandyRecovery, which is cheap and does a great job at finding out if the data is still there.
     
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    I'd Suggest You Use Bootable Disk With Partition Utility InBuild..........One I Know About Is Parted Magic. A Very Handy LiveCD (30 MB Only) With Partition Utilities & HDD Tools (Serious Stuff) As Well. Jump http://partedmagic.com For More Info..........Good Luck.
     
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    i got this fixed, but i did not want to fix it from windows... the issue was as follows:

    i had 2 ntfs partitions on the same space ( even though i didn't add/change the partition layout)
    i ran a tool i was recommended by a friend, and it detected this issue, and i had to delete said one of the 2 partitions ( the one that had no data). after that it was just a matter of taking the remaining partition and having the tool rebuild it, but still i shouldn't of had to use a windows only tool to solve the issue ( linux should of been able to detect and fix this with some guiding )
     

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