I have decided to recover my drive because it is no longer functioning properly. Is it possible to keep all of the files I have in the fourth partition while recovering the system files etc? I couldn't figure out if the rescue procedure deletes anything or not. Thanks
Short Answer: Your data will be deleted and lost. You should back it up first.
If you cannot access your mybook through conventional means, you can mount it in on a computer and transfer the files from there.
I am talking about WE and not WEII. It is possible with a WEII, but I have not had the pleasure of having one, and probably never will, so I can not tell you how.
I have a great deal of experience with Linux and its inter-workings.
The rescue procedure will wipe your partition table and file index.
Your data is still there but is not easily accessible and really would only be avail if you would be searching for a pattern so not recoverable, except for heuristics, data mining, or evidence seeking.
I've tried to install my 500gb drive in a pc system, but i can't still recover the data…
All i want is my data. As soon as i recover it the disk will go to the trash…
using the fdisk -l
Disk /dev/sdb: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00007c00
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 4 369 2939895 fd Linux raid autodetect
/dev/sdb2 370 382 104422+ fd Linux raid autodetect
/dev/sdb3 383 505 987997+ fd Linux raid autodetect
/dev/sdb4 506 60801 484327620 fd Linux raid autodetect
It heats as hell and only works while is cold.
I'm very bad in linux things, it'll have to be a step by step guide.