I installed Ubuntu server 10.04 LTS. It worked great for many months, until today I decided to run
fsck on the system partition and although it warned me, I kept pressing yes and now it will only boot into grub prompt.
I read some article that recommended trying grub reinstall. But before performing grub reinstall, i decided to run
fsck again from Ubuntu 10.04 LTS for desktop live CD. The
fsck painfully passes, now my drive is recognized as ext4 system and I am able to mount it again. However, all i can see is just boot directory and lost&found. I tried to perform grub reinstalling by doing
grub-install stuff, now my grub is still not loading right, my files are missing, and the weird thing is that the amount I found used by boot and lost n found is only 5gb and the amount used in he hdd is 8 gb.
So my files must be somewhere in the hdd.
Is there any simple way maybe a GUI tool or something that can recover my files? I only need to retrieve my database backup and everything else can go.