| I deleted /tftpboot using fdisk and trying to install win98 on that
| partition. But unfortunately, the windows deleted all the
| parttions on the HDD.
How can Windows delete the partitions without you giving the commands?
I see two cases - fdisk malfunctioned OR you were ignorent enough on
how to use fdisk.
| Any idea to recover the data from that HDD??
| FYI : no partitions/partition table shown on the HDD when i
| connect the
| HDD as secondary with another Linux PC.
A distant possibility if you damaged your partition table.
btw, i had a similar problem and i had to recover a text file. i used
dd if=/dev/hdc of=CHUNK1 bs=1k count=2048 skip=0
dd if=/dev/hdc of=CHUNK2 bs=1k count=2048 skip=2048
dd if=/dev/hdc of=CHUNK3 bs=1k count=2048 skip=4096
then then i had to search in each of these 2Mb chunks to locate my file.
painful process and is not effective for overall recovery.
man dd for more.
PS: i could recover my file at last :)