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How to reset smart data? [duplicate]

I have a drive that used to have reallocated sectors, until I deleted any data on the affected area and partitioned around it. It works fine, and has worked fine for over a year, I just want to know ...
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1answer
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Recovery Partition in Windows 8 hogging space

Ok, I am trying Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1. I have used Ubuntu briefly when I had Win7 but that was many many years ago, and went by a lot easier. The issue I'm having is that Windows 8.1 has a ...
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19 views

Recover a mbox file from a overwritten btrfs partition

I had 14.04 on a hard drive using btrfs as the file system. One morning, the file system randomly failed and I couldn't boot into it anymore. I loaded up a live CD and extracted all the files I needed ...
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0answers
28 views

Reading Partition Start and End in TestDisk

I'm using TestDisk in an attempt to recover a partition gone terribly awry. Identifying the partition in question should simply be a matter of simply recognizing the location in the disk that it ...
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1answer
26 views

How to copy the recovered data from Photorec to an external HD

I am on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and while installing ubuntu i wiped my whole harddrive.By looking at threads on this forum and asking questions i was able to install testdisk and recover one of my partition ...
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Is there a way to recover even some files from a windows partition which has been replaced with ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I was using windows and when I tried to install ubuntu alongside with windows it accidently replaced windows and I lost all my ntfs partitions. But using testdisk I could retrieve my partitions except ...
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25 views

ntfs formatted to ext4 by ubuntu installer data lost [duplicate]

I was installing Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot with windows ,I choose to install alongside but it didn't show me the screen to repartition and deleted my one partition and formatted it to ext4 and installed ...
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1answer
42 views

Data lost due to installation of Ubuntu

I was installing Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop. While installing it showed the partition menu, and I selected some options that were told to me by Ubuntu users on Ask Ubuntu. I did the same, but I wasn't ...
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2answers
206 views

How can I recover my data after formatting ubuntu with ubuntu?

I blew up everything while installing ubuntu 13.04 in a machine with ubuntu 12.04 installed in it. I erased the whole data accidentally. I had a separate space called backup in older OS. Having ...
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1answer
48 views

Recover data from lost partition after install ubuntu [duplicate]

i have a 500GB HDD. when i install Ubuntu i was made a mistake that i install Ubuntu by replacing windows 7. after installation Ubuntu run fine. But my HDD have only one part ion of whole 500Gb. Now ...
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I want to reinstall my Ubuntu, and I want to delete my partitions but I don't know if there were any recovery partitions installed

So, I installed Ubuntu and I have the problem of "Running on low graphics mode". I've tried every advice to fix this, but none of them seem to work. I want to reinstall Ubuntu, as I think I may have ...
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1answer
58 views

Recovering an unbootable Ubuntu

Today i was trying to install 32 bit wine to my 64 bit pc and even though i knew that it may hurt my Ubuntu setup, i ran a sudo command which deleted build-essantials, some compilers and drivers. ...
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1answer
85 views

Accidentally formatted partition, want to recover files

I had elementary OS luna installed in my hdd, a few days before, I installed Ubuntu 12.04 in another partition (ext4) . I accidentally formatted the partition containing ubuntu (to ext4) , I realised ...
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47 views

Lost file recovery from inaccessible operating system

I have been using photorec and testdisk to try and recover jpg files from lost operating systems; Windows 7 and Ubuntu. Currently I have a functioning Ubuntu on the 1st 20 GB of the hard drive. The ...
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1answer
35 views

How to recover Windows 7 files

I want to recover Windows 7 files installed on my C: drive. Ubuntu is installed on my D: drive. How can I recover files on my Windows installation?
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25 views

How to recover deleted partition whiile ubuntu installation, created under Windows 8 with bitlocker

I was installing ubuntu, and i choose Replace Fedora. But after installation i have seen that my partition got deleted. There was 2 Partition one was Normal with data Other partition was Locked with ...
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19 views

How to install if I already have 4 Partitions [duplicate]

Ok, so I know there are already questions like this, but mine is different(I think). So I had 4 partitions(C:,Recovery,System,HP Tools), and I backed up everything to a set of DVDs. I then removed ...
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2answers
104 views

Moved /home to a separate partition, now I can't log into it

I looked at this and that then attempted to move /home to a (pre-existing) partition. Now I am unable to log into it. I tried to use chown in recovery mode as per the psychocats tutorial, only to be ...
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1answer
89 views

rollback GPT after failed 13.10 installation

Upon trying to install Ubuntu 13.10 x64 in EFI mode on /dev/sda8 over an earlier (also failed) 13.04 64bit partition, I selected the partitioning option: "Replace existing Ubuntu 13.04 installation" ...
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1answer
352 views

How to recover deleted partition table information [duplicate]

I have booted my system from a live usb (ubuntu 12.04 64 bit) and while I was going to format a certain partition on my hard drive, I accidentally deleted the partition table {disk utility --> ...
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1answer
143 views

Fix corupt external usb disk

Used win32diskimager (img to usb utility) to copy a Ubuntu to a external 500GB HDD and now it's corrupt (at least for windows), Ubuntu booted ok from it like nothing ever happened. The problem is I ...
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1answer
91 views

Lost Ubuntu partition after reinstalling windows 7

I recently had to reinstall Windows 7 over a dual boot. My Ubuntu partition is no longer accessible. It still seems to show up when I use gparted from live USB. However, it's unallocated space. I ...
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1answer
20 views

How can I get data off of a (probably) very corrupt drive?

So, my younger brother wanted my help today. Apparently, he was helping a friend install Ubuntu to his laptop, and midway through the install (on a filled hard-drive with Windows 8, from the liveusb ...
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1answer
133 views

recover lost partiton table

Wanted to add 100 mb music file to my external drive which i am using as a backup drive for important data. When the transfer was over i hit the safe remove option. Then new dialog appears saying the ...
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96 views

Data recovery after formating from ntfs to ext

Ok, my 320GB internal laptop HDD was partioned as (1) 20GB partion EXT4 (2) about 290GB extended partion to two NTFS partions (3) 4GB SWAP partion Sure ubuntu is installed on the "EXT" partition ...
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351 views

Recovering a deleted partition after installing Ubuntu?

I have a serious problem. I Installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my Laptop. I format all partitions (Windows)/(Erase all data and Install Ubuntu):( . How do I recover my accidentally lost Windows partitions ...
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How to recover partially formatted ext4 partition (testdisk did not help)

I have а 2TB "single ext4-formatted partition" HDD. Recently, while working under Windows 7 on the same machine, I have damaged the aforementioned partition. What happened is that while I was trying ...
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43 views

Fix Ubuntu reinstall [duplicate]

I did something really stupid yesterday... I accidentally did some weird command with mv and made it so the Linux filesystem could not find anything. Anyhow, I reinstalled Ubuntu 11.10 from the ...
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1answer
429 views

Installed ubuntu 13.04. Later format windows 7 from recovery partition

tried formatting windows 7 from recovery partition - it needs to reboot several times in this process. but after the first im now im stuck on "error: no such partition. grub rescue" worst yet: im ...
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1answer
223 views

How do I move 'home' to the main Ubuntu partition

I am completely new to Linux and Ubuntu 13. So far, I'm loving it. The writers really tried to think of everything, and have done a good job of keeping the O/S modern. Nonetheless, it is still a bit ...
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1answer
181 views

Files lost during move & power failure

I was moving (using the default Ubuntu file manager) some photos from my SD card (formated FAT32) to a NTFS drive on my computer when a power failure occured. After that, I used the SD card in my ...
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1answer
396 views

Replaced Window7(4drives) with Ubuntu13.04(empty) Lost all data, TestDisk did not help [duplicate]

I have 500gb of HDD with 4 drives on Windows7, While installing Ubuntu 13.04 I selected Replace Windows (Expected to Replace Windows7 on C drive) But it Removed all the Data from other 3 drives and ...
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0answers
427 views

Installing Ubuntu over Windows 7, recovery partition

I'm currently attempting to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my Acer Aspire 4830T-6678 laptop. The laptop came pre-loaded with Windows 7 Home Premium, and it contains a recovery partition that I don't ...
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1answer
63 views

I deleted my main partition, how do I recover it?

I accidentally deleted my main partition, however i haven't restarted yet so I still have access to all my files. Is there any way to prevent it being deleted on restart?
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1answer
291 views

How to recover files lost in Xubuntu installation?

After installing Xubuntu 12.10, I lost all my files, but I only wanted to delete all Operative Systems, not my files. How can I recover my files and folders? Is there a program I can use for this?
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1answer
75 views

How do I install Windows on a computer with Grub?

I previously installed Ubuntu and I wanted to install windows vista via the repair disc included with the laptop. Booted up the computer with the disc in, nothing. I already set the boot order, so ...
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1answer
803 views

Recover failed RAID1 software Partition / missing partition table or superblock

i already read & tried different approaches for 2 days now but nothing seems to work. I have 2 HDDs, on each one is an partition with 200GB which i had in RAID1. Then i installed XBMC and tried to ...
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185 views

How do I recover files from an Ubuntu partition for which I am not the “owner”?

Good day, I've recently experienced an odd problem where for reasons that escape me my graphics configuration has been corrupted. I've tried going through the menu option that I am offered ...
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2answers
719 views

I want to get rid of Ubuntu and boot my Windows 8 partition

I've installed Ubuntu many times but since I purchased a new laptop (Lenovo Y580) I wanted to try Ubuntu 12.10 amd64 on it. So, without knowing what was UEFI nor GPT I installed it and everything was ...
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2answers
824 views

Does selecting “Remove Windows” option during install remove all my Windows partitions?

I had Windows 7 installed on my laptop, I installed Ubuntu and chosen the option to delete everything. But when I clicked that, it deleted my windows 7 partitions. C: Windows E: Documents F: ...
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596 views

how can i mount partitons in recovery mode

I am unable to login to my account and I want to back up my data from Documents folder so I need to know how to mount other partitions from recovery mode. How can I do this? mv ...
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1answer
320 views

Ubuntu on ThinkPad. Erase recovery partition and burn a recovery cd instead

I want to turn my dual-boot ThinkPad T400 winXP + ubuntu 12.10 into single Ubuntu machine, i.e. delete Windows and recovery partitions, and use all the disk space for Ubuntu. Before doing so, I ...
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209 views

Windows Vista Partition Deleted During Dual Boot Ubuntu Install [closed]

I recently added 12.04 to a computer. During the partitioning only two partitions were listed, recovery, and the new ubuntu partition. I shunk the Ubuntu partition and left the extra space an free ...
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1answer
171 views

Can I Recover The Files in the Directory /usr from a btrfs Snapshot?

Some time ago, I moved the folder /usr to its own partition. Before this it had lived in the / partition which has a **btrfs filesystem. Accidentally, I formatted my /usr partition from my Windows ...
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Recovering deleted ext4 Ubuntu partitions using TestDisk (None partition media table type) [on hold]

All screenshot images in one album: http://imgur.com/a/gqPio#0 (updated: added deep search results) Question How do I write (recover) found partitions from [None] None partition media table ...
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1answer
1k views

Deleted files after installing Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu on my laptop over the windows, I had 2 partitions on one hard disk. It seems like old partition is gone with all my files (photos, music, etc.). How can I recover old files. Files ...
5
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1answer
722 views

Create Ubuntu recovery partition [duplicate]

I have an HP laptop that came with Windows 7 installed with a recovery partition which was accessible through the boot menu in the same way you could access the bios. I wanted to be able to create an ...
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1answer
588 views

SSD and HDD have window 7 recovery partition. Can I delete one to make room for ubuntu?

I'm trying to install ubuntu right now, and I've run into a problem. I have Windows 7 installed on my SSD, and I want to install ubuntu on my HDD, but I already have three partitions on my HDD. The ...
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1answer
239 views

Is it possible to emulate a (windows) raid controller to recover a raid1 mirror?

So, Im gonna make a point to ask this question a couple of ways for the sake of wording, and how it might trigger a memory that someone might have experience. Heres what I have: 1. Two hard drives ...
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2answers
867 views

recovery partition question

I have an Acer Aspire 4739 and want to install Ubuntu but I was wondering what happens to the recovery partition if I ever wanted to go back to windows? I don't have a boot disk that laptop only have ...