I have a 1 To hard drive which was formatted in ext4 or NTFS (not sure..but I'd say ext4), containing only one partition. I mistakenly copied three iso in a row (I was testing several Linux live USB) to /dev/sdb (this hard drive) instead of /dev/sdc. The biggest one was 244 Mb.
My understanding is that I have only overwrite the first 244 Mb of the hard drive, erasing the partition table and some data.
A colleague advised me to zero the hard drive for size of the iso and then use ddrescue :
sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb bs=1M count=250
sudo ddrescue -f /dev/sdb /dev/sdc suivi.log
ddrescue is about to end but I'm pretty sure it will just have mirrored the disk along with it's missing partition table.
My question is : Is re-creating the partition table all I need to do ? If so how do I do that ?
To me, re-creating a partition table is the same as 'formatting' and it can only be done by deleting all the data. I hope I'm wrong.
thank you so much.