Hi, I lost my iMac boot (suse-ppc7.1, OS9.0.4) after a dumb installation of LVM under YAST1 to the whole hard disk. Disclaimer: yes, I was stupid fooling around with LVM not knowing what it was.
I can lose both OS installs, but I would like to see my data back !! Initially I installed my system along the Suse book, and added a large hfs partition readable both under linux and macOS. Of course I do not have a copy of the partition table...
I ran the boot CD, and from the console played around w/ pdisk and parted. I want to rebuild the partition table from the data which normally should be intact (?) Here are a few questions I have:
1. I can make a new disk label. >> Which one ? mac or ext2 or ... ? 2. When I try to follow the partition reconstruction guidelines described in Partition-HOWTO, section 6, I fail right at step 2, with the following error: Dumpe2fs: Bad magic number in super-block while trying to open /dev/hda1. Couldn't find valid filesystem in superblock. >> I am totally at loss here 3. I wonder if I can put my mac IDE HD to an *intel* machine and try to repair it from there. At leat I could use floppies. >> Would the HD melt down or what ??
I hope some readers of the list can help. Thanks in advance.