Hi all... I was doing some data recovery today from a file system damaged hard drive to a Mint machine. After I recovered the files to the Mint system I went to erase the old drive but had people distracting me and started to erase the disk with the Mint installation on it, I stopped it fairly quickly but there was some small data loss. I attempted to reboot it but the system sees "no system disk". I assume this is because the MBR has been deleted and possibly even the file system table. I know the data I need to recover will still be on the disk... But what is the best way to recover it?
- re-write the mbr and try to reset the partition to ext4 (if it is still visible), then copy using a live disk
- is there some way to repair the installation?
- remove the drive and use a 3rd party tool in another system.
- some other way I haven't thought of?
Appreciate any advice... thanks