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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Recover data from home directory

Sorry I had a look at several posts but none of them lead to a success recovery. I have an old SATA drive. I plugged it into my labtop with a USB adapter. the sudo fdisk -l command gives this: Disk ...
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How can I recover files and partitions in Ubuntu 12.04?

I recently was trying to recover my files from my an unknown filesystem partition with testdisk. But when I wanted to recover suddenly in Testdisk I chose write in windows partition and the partition ...
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After rescue with `dd` - what to do?

I have an external that very suddenly conked out on me. It might not be in horrible shape, although I can't be sure. I just tried to recover it by using ddrescue, straight to a big partition. sudo ...
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Can not access grub menu

I have only Ubuntu installation on my laptop. But accidently I have no access to grub-menu and recovery option. I've tried to change GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT setting to 10 (in this way: sudo gedit ...
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Unfortunately , I formatted my hard-disk during installing ubuntu 14.12 and I wish to recover my data

Recently , I was using Windows 8.1 .And my Hard -disk was divided into 3 -parts as follow:- local disk C: local disk E: Movie F: all the disk are in NTFS format. After installing ubuntu 14.12. ...
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How can I recover my data after replacing Windows 8 with Ubuntu 14.04?

Disk /dev/sda - 1000 GB / 931 GiB - CHS 121601 255 63 Partition Start End Size in sectors > HPFS - NTFS 0 32 33 12876 51 39 206854144 Linux ...
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please help! Windows won't load after installing Ubuntu! [on hold]

First post here. Sad it's about some noob mistake. I just installed Ubuntu today and it installed great. I had the .iso for 14.04 64x on my flash drive. I installed Ubuntu on that, and finished the ...
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under which extension does photorec search for .tex file

under which extension does photorec search for .tex file? I cannot run the command fidentity using terminal. So does anybody know of that? Thanks a lot!
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reinstall ubuntu or delete the root password without having it?

I have received a laptop from school but i can't download anything because there is a root password on it. I already used the GRUB screen by clicking on the shift button but the '(recovery mode)' line ...
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How to clean up/clean out /dev/sda7 when permission is denied?

d@d-Satellite-C655:~$ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda7 38G 36G 278M 100% / none 4.0K 0 4.0K 0% /sys/fs/cgroup udev 931M ...
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password recovery while os is running [duplicate]

When I start my PC , then ubuntu is not asking for password. But when I want to install any software , at that time, it is asking for password, Therefore I lost my password. How to recover my ...
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Windows 8 Enterprise trial install deleted a separate ubuntu 14.04 partition

I had ubuntu 14.04 installed. I wanted to try out windows 8. So, installed windows 8.1 enterprise evaluation trial using bootable pen drive. After installation, i found out that two of my ...
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Installed Ubuntu (14.04) on external HDD and lost data

I've installed Ubuntu on external HDD without formating and lost 800GB from it. I've installed it from flash drive from Ubuntu to try. When I plug it into turned on win PC, nothing shows, and when I ...
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Delete data (or recover other data) from unmountable windows partition

Ok, here's my story. I trying to recover some photos from a failed Windows HDD (Toshiba 320GB). I can mount all partitions except Disc C: (where the photos are, lucky me). The problem is that the ...
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Recovering lost folder name:

Can I recover a folder name accidentally lost in renaming? I've just done a complete installation, formatting everything, from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS. The plan was to slot my Mozilla profile from my ...
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Total system failure on ubuntu 14.04

I have a Lenovo ThinkCentre that just had Ubuntu 14.04 installed on it. I installed restricted extras, attempted to turn on the firewall in the terminal, and made a few extra tweaks. Now there is a ...
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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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“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 erased all win7 partitions, how to recover with testdisk? [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 ...