Questions about recovery from failure. This includes file corruption or deletion and broken software components after an update. For lost data, "data-recovery" may be a better tag.

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Serious problem in Ubuntu 14.04 after trying to restore a corrupt bitmap file

I prematurely used the command sudo mkfs.ext4 -S /dev/sda1 after entering a black screen after a successful boot in ubuntu 14.04. Now I cannot even enter the grub2 boot screen as I get the message: ...
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About partition accidently?

I have a removable harddisk 650G, I installed my Ubuntu on it just 40G, else 610G is NFTS type using storage something. But yesterday I careless formatting my harddisk under windows, then I want to ...
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What measurements can I take to prevent an ubuntu update from rendering my laptop useless?

Today is the second time my laptop has not been functional all day after performing a system update. The problem has still not been fixed, but I don't want to focus on this particular problem, as some ...
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How to boot from toshiba recovery partition after installing ubuntu 14.04.1? [duplicate]

Im new here and have not found a post even close to this so here it is: i installed ubuntu 14.04.1 over my Windows 7 Home Premium installation. didn't loose any important data.skip to when the ...
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Is it possible to recover LUKS partition after Windows install overwrites

yeah i installed windows so i can play video games with my brother, and windows decides to format the partition below it as /boot without telling me now i have lost everything, i am presuming there is ...
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How to recover data which was wiped out by ubuntu 14.04 using LVM

Hi I am a naive user to ubuntu , I have a big problem with LVM as at the time of installation 14.04 I have checked LVM option to . Somehow it's wiped out all my windows drives and data too. How can I ...
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Recover windows partition in Mint [closed]

Yesterday I messed up my partitions, wanting to replace Ubuntu with Mint. My other partition had Windows 8 on it. I booted Mint from a live USB and started the Mint setup. I selected the option to ...
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“cannot open file system. File system seems damaged ”

I was using windows 7 till yesterday. I tried to install ubuntu 14. 04 Lts version yesterday with in windows 7. But it was not succeeded. Then I decided to install ubuntu only. By mistake I installed ...
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reformating crashed un bootable but accesable ubuntu 10 drive

I have ubuntu 12.04 runing on a laptop and I have an older external drive that use to run ubuntu 10. I was attempting to upgrade it but something went south and it will not boot now. I was able to ...
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I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and have problems with the password

In the installation process I choose to boot without a password (automatically).It works fine. But when I try to install software over the Software-Center I'm beeing asked for a password. But I have ...
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Recovery of formatted hard drive!

i had accidentally erase everything option while switching to ubuntu. can you please help me to tell me how recover that drive please as there are many important documents and photos. please if i can ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Sublime Text 2: file suddenly empty. How to recover it?

a file that was open by Sublime Text 2 got suddenly empty. Maybe because the disk was full, and the program, that was executing this file, crashed. Is there a way to recover the content? I am using ...
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Is it possibe to view a forgotten admin password?

My ubuntu pc is setup to auto login, so since I never have to type my password, I've forgotten it. Now, normally I'd just reset it, but I used that password for another online service, and I want to ...
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Ubuntu one storage - Is there any chance to recover at all?

My hard drive broke. I had some backup on Ubuntu One, but now it is closed. The link "contact Ubuntu One shutdown support" does not work. How can I get in touch with people who were in charge of File ...
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printer configuration failures and upgrade failures

This has become more and more of a problem. I was using 4.8 Kubuntu and could not configure remote printers under system setting printer configuration. I updated to 4.134. I then downloaded print ...
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Intel SSD bug: unbootable after sleep mode with low battery. need to backup data

After putting my notebook to sleep while it was on a low battery state I pluged my cable in and turned it on again. Then I got error messages about writing data to swap, ssd superblock and I/O errors ...
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Ubuntu Live CD is Frozen - How to Recover?

I'm in a tricky situation. I'm running Ubuntu from a live cd. I think I have too many firefox pages and tabs open, so the computer is frozen. However, I have some unsaved, and very important, text ...
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cp fails to copy with errors “cp: error reading 'file': Input/output error” and "cp: failed to extend 'file': Input/output error

I'm a user of Oracle Virtualbox on Ubuntu. And I used to copy vdi files as a kind of backup. Previously I did this (copying vdi file and then copying it back) many times without any problem. But ...
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RAID 0 Superblock recovery?

Cool, I have a Synology Diskstation 212j, with 2x3TB drives in RAID 0 (I know, I know, I was very naive; never had a drive failure before). About a month back the volume crashed, I recovered the ...
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OneKey recovery with a different OS installed

I am ready to make the switch to Ubuntu I think. Windows is nice, but it's time to assume control of my system. I have a Yoga 11s and am installing Ubuntu 14.04. Before I do though, in case anything ...
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Does using ubuntu bootable usb leave trace/scope for recovery software?

I am currently using windows 8 on my laptop in order to remove personal information from laptop. I used usb bootable drive of ubuntu to cut/copy paste my data to external hdd. By adopting this will it ...
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What is the diference between a normal boot and resume option after a recovery boot?

I have an Ubuntu 12.04.5 server machine that hangs on boot, but if I choose recovery mode and then resume, everything's ok. Any clue?!
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How to re-create the partition table?

I accidentally dd the first 512 bytes using dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb bs=512 count=1 and the partition table is now gone. Is there ANY way to re-create the partition table(/dev/sdb). My hard ...
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what is the use of Recovery Mode in Ubuntu

I am getting some problem in my ubuntu 12.04 LTS Desktop Edition, It is getting hanged on log In screen. If I remove my network cable and restart the system it is coming but again when I connect the ...
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Upgrade went horribly wrong: libc.so.6: version 'GLIBC_2.17' not found

File system is mounted readonly, so I boot into recovery mode to run fsck, and I get the following message: mountall: /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libc.so.6: version 'GLIBC_2.17' not found (required by ...
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ubuntu 14 deleted all my files from all my partition

I decided that I don't want to use W7 and I want Ubuntu instead. I installed ubuntu, but it deleted all my files from all my partitions :( I really don't understand why ubuntu intallation did not tell ...
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Ubuntu update caused system to freeze on boot at purple screen. Recovery mode fails and brings up BusyBox

I've searched through existing questions, but nothing addresses my problem. My system running Ubuntu 14.04 went through a partial-update a few days ago. Ever since, my system will not boot. It ...
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I have an encrypted partition for the which I need to recover the passphrase to recover data

I have a dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 along side Ubuntu Studio 14.04. My Ubuntu works well but I have all my data on the Ubuntu Studio partition - that I can no longer access. How can I recover the ...
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clean install ubuntu 14.04 earsed all win7 partitions, how to recover with testtisk? [duplicate]

am totally new to linux, recently i have installed ubuntu 14.04 on my windows 7 professional desktop, on windows i had 3 partitions (except windows partition) while installation i had not selected any ...
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Getting back to Windows XP [closed]

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on an Asus eee pc 1001px Netbook over Windows XP, but now I really need to get back to a native bootable Windows XP. I have the Windows installation CD but the machine won't ...
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Changed part I on type, can't boot into my operating systems

Changed partion type from "logical" to "primary" and now I get the grub rescue command Line. I can't do anything with my computer at the moment so it would be appreciated for some help.
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How to check if fstab file is correct without sudo?

I updated from saucy to trusy. After that, using sudo segfaulted: fkalter@London ~> sudo whoami [sudo] password for fkalter: YubiKey for `fkalter': [1] 16961 segmentation fault ...
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recovery option not showing up in grub menu

I installed ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I remember I made the recovery partition but grub not showing recovery option I made recovery partition in /dev/sda2 ntfs and the label is HP_RECOVERY
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Recover ext2 filesystem after reformat?

I had an ext2 partition and by mistake I reformatted it to ext4. I immediately noticed the problem because at the next reboot my system wouldn't mount the reformatted partition, which got a new UUID ...
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Lubuntu/Win 7 dual-boot: Attempting recovery of Windows 7 boot

I had both Windows 7 and Lubuntu 14.04 LTS in dual-boot. I wanted to reinstall Lubuntu since there were a couple of issues after having fiddled with multiple desktop environments. Popped in the ...
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Upgrade fail 12.04 to 14.04

I made a horrible mistake and upgraded from 12.04 (dual boot Win7) to 14.04 DIRECTLY, and it failed and I am left with a scrambled screen which does not respond to anything. Any way I can recover my ...
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Attempting to enter recovery mode and go to root

I have attempted to follow directions as listed in the "How do I reset a lost administrative password" question. The procedure is also listed in "how do I boot into recovery mode". I get through the ...
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Will an Ubuntu Live USB be Able to Access a Windows RAID 10?

My Windows will not boot, so I want to recover the files and reinstall. I've tried two different version of Linux (an old Ubuntu 7.10 disc and a Puppy Linux boot USB), but neither appears to be able ...
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How to get back deleted data using sudo rm -rf [duplicate]

I have deleted folder using sudo rm -rf. How to recover back? Im not able to find it in trash folder
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How can I recover from deleting the /usr/share/themes directory?

I deleted the /usr/share/themes directory, how can I recover it? Is there any way to check if there is any missing file/directory in /Computer directory? This was a bad try to change GIMP and ...
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How to recover lost samsung photos? [closed]

I deleted some photos on my samsung phone, how can I recover lost samsung photos?
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How to recovery files from lost a deleted partition [duplicate]

I've deleted the wrong partition of my disk where is my ubuntu, and I have important files there, is there any way to recovery them?
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Scalpel recovers RAR file but the recovered file is very small in size

I am using scalpel to recover an accidently deleted rar file which is 476 MB in size. I have the following config setting to recover rar files: rar n 10000000000000000000 Rar! ...
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Recovering one specific deleted file

I am trying to recover one file, whose name I know, that I accidentally deleted using rm. I am using foremost and specifying the file extension (zip): sudo foremost -w -t zip -i /dev/sdc1 -o ...
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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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Recovered Ubuntu, but it still launches corrupt version

I am Ubuntu newbie, so this one may be obvious. While playing with some Ubuntu themes, I have messed something up with my Ubuntu 14.04 (keyboard stopped working and Unity looks damaged too - no bars ...
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How can I recover trusted.gpg.d?

I run sudo rm /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/ -r by mistake. How can I recover this important folder (I can no longer update)
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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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need help restoring ubuntu 14.04

it seems to me that everything I've been trying is just digging me more into a deeper hole. not to sure about whats really wrong with my laptop at the moment. I was wondering if there is a way to ...
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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 ...