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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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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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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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56 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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How to recover data & partition lost during installation of Ubuntu12.04LTS. please help .I have lost my work place data.URGENT

I had Windows 7 installed on a 500GB hard drive. I wanted to install Ubuntu on a16GB pendrive and use it as a hard drive. I made an Ubuntu bootable pendrive on a 4GB pendrive. Then I booted my ...
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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
30 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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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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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
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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
77 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
186 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
98 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
84 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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Ubuntu crashed after trying to remove ecryptfs

I was running low on disk space and hence decided to remove ecryptfs. I had not installed it separately but I'd checked the option to encrypt my home folder, So, coming back to what I've actually ...
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1answer
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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
118 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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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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329 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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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
408 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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recover data from lost partition

I got the glibc not found error while trying to upgrade from Kubuntu 12.10 to Kubuntu 13.04. So I created a livecd and by accident started installation. Before I knew it, it deleted the partitions. I ...
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675 views

How do I restore the huge NTFS partition I accidentally deleted during UBUNTU 13.04 install

I see similar questions asked and answered, but they did not answer my question satisfactorily. I start by saying I deleted my NTFS partition by clicking the + and - circles in the partition display ...
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Raid superblock missing on single parition. Recovery needed!

Ok so I have a 2 TB raid 1 setup that has three partitions: sdc1: linux sdc2: swap sdc3: LVM for data However the LVM will no longer mount. So I thought that I would take the first drive, mount it ...
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1answer
196 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
155 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
344 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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Overwrote partition table and hoping to recover with TestDisk

I have an Ubuntu 10.04 LTS server which had its partition table blown away. We realized it happened before a shutdown and were able to backup all files completely. With the system still up, we hope to ...
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Wubi fails to boot, partiition corruption, looking for possible solutions.

I am interested in if there are ways to either gain access to my ubuntu partition again, or systematically recover files that may have been lost. Windows 7 had a 'repair' session and afterward the ...
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0answers
17 views

Wrong drive formatted, during ubuntu reinstall [duplicate]

I had a dual-boot system with ubuntu and Win 8. Using the default reinstall option. But ubuntu installer has formatted my entire hdd and my Win 8 is also gone along with the storage disk. What I want ...
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0answers
16 views

Recover data after installing Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I decided to install Ubuntu and I choice to erase everything, I had already installed Windows 8 but broken and I wanted to erase it, but I thought that it would erase only the partition C where was ...
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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
62 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
444 views

Lost Tons of data during Ubuntu 13.04 installation. Please help urgently! [duplicate]

I have a drive of 250 gb which i had partitioned into two. 180 gb had a lot of music. It was my lifetime's collection of music. the other 50 gb had windows installed in it and also had Ubuntu 12.10 on ...
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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
668 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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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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683 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
765 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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2answers
535 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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3answers
5k views

How can I recover my data after replacing Windows with Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have migrated from Windows 7 to Ubuntu just yesterday. Windows 7 was in my C: drive. I did not realise that if I wipe Windows 7 and install Ubuntu, Ubuntu would be installed in the C: drive only. So ...
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1answer
307 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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194 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
148 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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1answer
419 views

How to recover data from a drive that was erased during the Ubuntu installation?

Yesterday I had two NTFS partitions on my drive. One on which Windows 7 was installed (C Drive) and the other contained my data (D Drive). During Ubuntu installation I choose to install Ubuntu and ...
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0answers
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Recovering deleted ext4 Ubuntu partitions using TestDisk (None partition media table type)

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 ...
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1answer
656 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
568 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 ...