Repairing damaged drives and boot records with Live-CD Linux boot CD’s.

Pretty straight forward stuff in this article, but it’s a good reference on how to use the most-excellent tools in an Ubuntu Live-CD to recover drives (whether they be Windows hard disks or Linux-flavored data) with damaged data or corrupted boot sectors and easily make it bootable and/or usable again.

I recently had to run a ReiserFsck myself on one of my primary home Linux boxes off a Live-CD; worked very well!

Here’s the link for reference:

NOTE: The above link is just a broad stroke introduction to some of the more commonly used repair functions, a lot more research is needed by the user if in-depth recovery of a hard disk or repair is required.