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
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
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.