Am I the only one (who'll admit) to have done this? I could really use some advice to get the remains of my NTFS external drive back. . .
Used DD to write the Raspbian image to the start of my 2TB external HDD by mistake! Copied the DD command from a web page and it started writing before I changed the destination from /dev/sdd to sdi.
I hit the power button as soon as my jaw bounced back up from the floor, but 10 sec or so was enough.
sudo fdisk -l gives me this:
| Disk /dev/sde: 2000.4 GB, 2000398931968 bytes
| 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 243201 cylinders
| Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
| Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
| I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
| Disk identifier: 0x000714e9
| Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
| /dev/sde1 1 8 57344 c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
| Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
| /dev/sde2 8 236 1832960 83 Linux
| Partition 2 does not end on cylinder boundary.
The drive is/was NTFS
testdisk doesn't find a backup boot sector.
I'm loath to use photorec as there was no structure last time (recovering broken linear RAID drive)
Win7 doesn't see the drive at all when I plug it into the USB3 or 2 ports
Google has _not_ been my friend in this case.
I'd really appreciate a few pointers here, so I can stop panicking about lost data and get back to playing with my Raspbmc and Raspbian distros.
Thanks in advance!