toothandnail has packaged testdisk, a partition and data recovery suite, for VL 5.9. He adds:
I originally built this to fix a dead Windows box, which it did very well. However, testdisk is potentially dangerous, and, since I do not use reiserfs, has only been tested with xfs. No warranties are given - if you break it, you own both halves. Use at your own risk....."
Package Size: 1053K
Installed Size: 4140K
testdisk: testdisk (a partition and data recovery suite)
testdisk: testdisk checks partition and boot sectors of disks, and is very
testdisk: useful in recovering lost partitions. Its companion, photorec is a
testdisk: file data recovery software originally designed to recover pictures
testdisk: from digital camera memory. It has now been extended to search for
testdisk: other lost data.
testdisk: License: GPL
testdisk: Authors: Christophe GRENIER <firstname.lastname@example.org>
testdisk: Website: http://www.cgsecurity.org
After testing this package please stop back here and let us know how it works for you.