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I split a partition in two with fdisk, but after rebooting I've got partition in FAT filesystem (was ext4). What's can be wrong? And how to fix it or get data from bad partition? I hope this is possible. List of commands what I did:

resize2fs /dev/sda3 300G
fdisk /dev/sda
//here I remove sda3 partition and create 2 new for sda3 and sda4.
//w and reboot...

//...and I've got this structure:
Disk /dev/sda: 750.2 GB, 750156374016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 91201 cylinders, total 1465149168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x3e74fdb8

Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1           16065      626534      305235   de  Dell Utility
/dev/sda2          626535     6924014     3148740   82  Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda3   *     6924015   636069614   314572800   83  Linux
/dev/sda4       636069615  1465149167   414539776+  83  Linux

mount say me what he cannot read superblock so I've use e2fsck for start with some alternate superblock and try to use all superblocks from mke2fs output. Also I've try mount -f -t ext4 /dev/sda3 tempdir.

testdisk found all needed partition, but only in [none] search mode. As I understand, they output can use for fixing size of filesystem or for recovering data, but I don't understand her output.

Disk /dev/sda - 750 GB / 698 GiB - CHS 91202 255 63

     Partition                  Start        End    Size in sectors

   P ext3                     1   0  1    38 254 57     610464
   P FAT32                  431   0  1   561 254 63    2104515 [NO NAME]
   P ext4                   431   4 20 39593 132 25  629145600
   P ext4                 39593 128  5 91201  80 60  829079552

Write isn't available because the partition table type "None" has been selected.

Can someone tell me how to use this data for manually restore partition filesystem or move data to another partition?

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Maybe you picked the wrong start offset when recreating sda3? In that case testdisk may be able to help. You should make a backup of your partition table (+data anyway) before making such changes. –  frostschutz May 22 '13 at 10:13

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For some reason, fdisk create wrong partition offset (thanks to frostschutz). And testdisk couldn't found anything what I need with [Intel] and not created with vista options (he found only sda2 partition). When I put Yes for him question about vista, he was find needed partition with Deep search. They was cannot be restored without deleting sda2 and sda4. So I put sda3 back (with deleting sda2 and sda4 partitions) and all my data comes back. After that I created new sda2 and sda4 partitions.
Also I try to use PhotoRec but restored files looks strange and it was be only files without my folders.

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