Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Some files/inodes are deleted during filesystem check if corrupted in a way after a system crash. fsck only reports "some inodes were deleted". Is it possible to know exactly what files were deleted and how to recover them?

share|improve this question

3 Answers 3

Check in your /var/log/fsck/ directory the file checkfs. It is the logfile of fsck.

share|improve this answer
    
Unfortunately only inode numbers are logged, not for example previous filenames. So basically that is not helping at all. –  Olli Feb 13 '11 at 19:48

It should also create a odd looking file name in the lost+found directory at the base of the filesystem that contained the deleted files.

You can look through those files and try to guess which was which, and possibly recover some information from them.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.