How-to Install TestDisk and Getting-Started Recovering Disk Partitions on CentOS 6.X 32-64bit Linux

September 12th, 2014 by thelinuxevangelist

CentOS 6.X Recovering Partition/Disk




The Linux Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install and Getting Started with TestDisk Partitions Scan and Disk Recovery Tools on CentOS 6.x i686/x8664 Linux.

TestDisk is powerful free data recovery software! It was primarily designed to help recover lost partitions and/or make non-booting disks bootable again when these symptoms are caused by faulty software: certain types of viruses or human error (such as accidentally deleting a Partition Table). Partition table recovery using TestDisk is really easy.

TestDisk can:

  • Fix partition table, recover deleted partition
  • Recover FAT32 boot sector from its backup
  • Rebuild FAT12/FAT16/FAT32 boot sector
  • Fix FAT tables
  • Rebuild NTFS boot sector
  • Recover NTFS boot sector from its backup
  • Fix MFT using MFT mirror
  • Locate ext2/ext3/ext4 Backup SuperBlock
  • Undelete files from FAT, exFAT, NTFS and ext2 filesystem
  • Copy files from deleted FAT, exFAT, NTFS and ext2/ext3/ext4 partitions.

Inside the Article You’ll Find also a Link to Detailed Guide on How Getting-Started Scanning and Recovering Partitions on CentOS Linux.

CentOS 6.X Install TestDisk and Getting-Started Recovering Disk Partitions - Featured
  1. Open Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    CentOS 6.X Recovering Partition/Disk - Open Terminal

  2. Download Latest TestDisk for Linux:

    Get TestDisk 32/64bit tar.bz2

    Get the Latest TestDisk Distribuition Archive 32/64bit.

  3. Double-Click/Right-Click on Archive and Extract into /tmp

    Or from Command Line:

    tar xvf $HOME/Downloads/testdisk*.tar.bz2 -C /tmp/

    CentOS 6.X Recovering Partition/Disk - Extract Archive

  4. Relocate TestDisk for CentOS Linux

    su -c "mv /tmp/testdisk* /opt/testdisk"
  5. Making TestDisk Symlinks

    su -c "ln -s /opt/testdisk/testdisk_static /usr/bin/testdisk"
    su -c "ln -s /opt/testdisk/photorec_static /usr/bin/photorec"
    su -c "ln -s /opt/testdisk/fidentify_static /usr/bin/fidentify"
  6. Getting-Started Recover Disk Partitions on CentOS:

    Step-by-Step Recovering Example

    This recovery example guides you through TestDisk step by step to recover a missing partition and repair a corrupted one.

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