I installed Kubuntu 6.06 last night. Either I was really tired and wasn’t careful, or qtparted screwed up and switched around the partitions (it was only supposed to format hda7 and hda8, but instead formatted hda6 and hda7.) Both ways, I ended up losing a 16GB FAT32 partition with all kinds of backups and other data. (I did a quick format so only the partition table was overwritten…the files are still there…i just can’t get to them.)
So my question…does anyone know what I could try. I thought I would try some data recovery tools on the net. Either they didn’t work…or I had to buy the program for it to restore anything. Does anyone know of any free FAT data recovery programs?
Also, in a case like this, can I still read the partition under linux?