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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deleted libssl-1.0.0 files by mistake

I have foolishly deleted the libssl-1.0.0, I have completely deleted the src, lib and all the files that look like (*lib*ssl1*) or something like that! I tried to use the synaptic package manager to ...
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accidentally initiated format of ext3 in win 7, how to recover? [closed]

I have a dual boot, win7 and ubuntu, system and started to format an empty partition on the drive while in win7, but in my haste thought that I had not started the formatting, reselected the partition ...
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is it necessary to delete the recovery partition?

I have Windows 7 on my HP laptop and I want to install Ubuntu. I tried to shrink my boot and system partition, it does not allow me to shrink the partition more than 97 MB. Is it necessary to delete ...
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backup lost but still taking space

I was reinstalling Ubuntu yesterday. While doing so I was looking through my backup copy and accidentally pressed "delete" on one of the folders in the archive.. The computer worked a few hours and ...
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How can I recover my Ubuntu partition?

First I got a error message saying that no init found blah blah on booting up. I thought of clearing it via Disk Utility, doing so results me in File mounted or opened by another program. I tried ...
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Unable to boot into 11.10 in normal (get a black screen) OR recovery (get just a flashing cursor, no cli)

Okay, so I had a dual boot of Tango Studio (based on Ubuntu 10.04) and Windows XP. Yesterday I downloaded the .iso for Ubuntu 11.10 and attempted to install from a USB (my BIOS won't normally boot ...
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Vanished partition recovered, disk still half full but no data to be found! [closed]

I recently had a hard drive partition vanish on me while moving the drive from one machine to another. In an attempt to fix the problem I took it out of my Ubuntu box and put it in a Windows machine ...
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I deleted disk partitions - installing Ubuntu 11.04 to WIN7 build - I need windows back but how?

Steps to disaster Installed Ubuntu 11.04 Partitioned drive upon install and gave Ubuntu entire disk. Several months later I need WIN7 as dual boot What happens at present ...
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How to enable Windows 7 recovery after installing Ubuntu?

I bought a Asus K series laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium. I removed Windows and installed Ubuntu. I left the recovery partition untouched and Ubuntu created an entry in GRUB named Windows Recovery ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 stopped recognizing display driver, and cannot connect to internet

Every time I reset my computer, I get this message flash across the screen, about how my graphics card settings could not be detected. Moreover, it doesn't seem to be able to connect to the internet, ...
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raid 5 name changing during reboot

I left my server running all night 'recovering' after i built a new raid 5 array using the command: mdadm --create --verbose /dev/md0 --level=5 --raid-devices=3 /dev/sd[bcd]1 My server spent all ...
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How to restore data from a damaged partition

I unknowingly tried to change my 480 GB NTFS partition to ext4 from GParted. It did not warn me about any formatting, so i thought the data would be preserved. However, It encountered an error and now ...
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Why is new raid 5 build 'recovering'?

I am building a home server with raid 5. I first set up the system to boot from compact flash. After i got that working I tried to create the raid 5 array. All disks are new and have no data on them. ...
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Back up the whole ubuntu system or system image creation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to make a disk image and restore from it later? In windows back is very easy with Norton ghost. Run it and forget it, What is the same type of software for backing ...
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Ubuntu One stopped synchronizing an important folder during downloading from the cloud [closed]

I formatted my computer yesterday and wanted to download all the folders I've been working on back. Those folders were synchronized to Ubuntu One but the problems are that during the process of ...
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How to recover lost partitions data?

I have a 2TB SATA drive that was being used as file storage on my UBUNTU computer. I was re-imaging my windows box so I used that drive to back up some files to it. I did this by taking the drive from ...
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My Ubuntu Server filesystem just crashed. Need some help! How to recover files or filesystem?

None of my sites worked, saying that the /tmp/ folder was not writeable. I ssh-ed into the server, and indeed, everyting was read only. I restarted with the fsck flag, and now I get a grub error. ...
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Mounted mac drive file error

I accidentally killed my MacBook by water damage, and now I'm to primarly extract my images. I mounted the drive (HFS+ formated) on my stationary PC using the Storage Device Manager. I'm able to ...
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Enable Wi-Fi in Recovery Terminal

How do I enable WiFi from the Ubuntu 11.10 netroot recovery terminal? After just 12 hours with Ubuntu, I managed to destroy my ATI fglrx drivers and now I can't repair them without Internet access.
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Can you make a bootable recovery partition for Ubuntu?

Okay, there's tons of questions about recovery partitions, but most, if not all pertain to Windows. My question is, "Can you make a bootable recovery partition FOR Ubuntu?" I'm soon going to put ...
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Ext4 partition converted to swap. How to recover?

While installing Ubuntu 11.10, I converted by Fedora's ext4 partition to swap by mistake. Please assist to recover the files and partition.
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Ubuntu restore deleted files [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best tool to recover removed files I just run command: rm -r ~/.config/ ~/.cache/ and all my files from computer are gone. How I can restore them?
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Shutdown during 'apt-get upgrade' and cannot enter system

I power off my laptop with Ubuntu 11.10 during apt-get upgrade, then I power on and choose Ubuntu in grub, but after the Ubuntu logo, a blurred screen comes. Then I choose recovery mode in grub, and ...
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How do I reinstall the Software Center? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to re-install Software Center? I've somehow accidentally uninstalled Software Center and I can't seem to reinstall it. I don't have a web browser currently on the ...
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Raw File Recovery

Does anybody know of a Linux Ubuntu program that will recover RAW Photo Files that have been deleted in error from a camera card ?
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Any way to recover data on a re-installed Ubuntu OS on same partition? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Formatted and lost 6 years worth of photo memories.. any way to get this back? Best tools to recover removed files How do I recover Ubuntu partition after computer failure ...
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How to connect to internet from recovery mode?

I am working on a kernel panic issue. As Ubuntu is very reliant on internet, I am currently investigating how to connect to internet when choosing recovery mode. Even in my healthy 11.10 system it ...
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kernel panick how to recover [closed]

I installed unity 5.0 on my Ubuntu 12.04 experimental system. After installation of unity 5.0 plus some normal updates the system still boots but is shutting down because of kernel panik. I tried to ...
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Lost my user directory, all files still there when viewing unmounted partition from rescue disk, how to restore?

Solution: Boot with Ubuntu Live USB, find the missing user directory in /media, back it up, then boot into the Recovery Console Root Prompt, run mount -a to force mount everything in fstab, then ...
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How do I recover my applets / settings in the GNOME fallback session after a 11.10 upgrade?

Just upgrade to 11.10 (from 11.04). Waited a couple of months to get a "safer" version. Unity comes by default - ok. Since I cannot stand Unity, being an old-time Ubuntu user and having a few ...
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How can I repair my installation?

Does ubuntu 11.10 have a repair setup like windows that repairs the operating system files? Or do we have to do a whole new installation? If not, is there a backup solution so I can re-install ...
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Is there a way to recover files from a storage device partially overwritten with dd?

I'm an idiot, I was writing an image to a USB drive using dd when instead of typing /dev/sdb I typed /dev/sdd and wrote the 135mb image to my 750gb External Hardrive full of files. Is there ANY ...
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How to recover .ecryptfs directory , and other contents of home directory

I am encountering this error Install problem: configuration files for gnome power manager have not been installed correctly I went to Recovery console and mistakenly deleted .ecryptfs /home# rm ...
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Installing Ubuntu on Windows partition caused administator user to be destroyed? Why? [closed]

I inserted an 11.10 DVD while in windows and was asked if wanted to install on windows like another program, said yes - but in the process my administrator user in windows was destroyed and the ...
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Recovering tomcat6 default configuration

I'm experimenting with Java web development, and it seems that I've messed up with my current tomcat6 installation, especially its configuration files. How to recover tomcat6 to its original state as ...
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Can't access the factory recovery after installing ubuntu

I installed ubuntu alongside XP on a dell laptop which had a recovery partition for re-installing XP. XP and ubuntu both worked OK. Now I want to see the laptop so I need to restore the laptop to ...
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“Lost” files in FAT32 drive [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Tool for recovering deleted data from a flash drive I was a little sleepy and I formated a 256 Gb USB pendrive with FAT32, copied some files and folders from a laptop ...
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Recuva Alike Software for Ubuntu 11.10

Recuva is a software in Windows used to Undelete files Piriform Recuva It has a nice GUI and is very dependable, I Googled and yahood for similar softwares for ubuntu but couldnt find one (few ...
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Recovery kernel boots into root with no menu

I've had this problem ever since the oneiric upgrade. Recovery kernel boots straight into root prompt, with no menu. I also can't telinit 3.
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How to install a package in recovery mode?

I was using Ubuntu 11.10 and installed the KDE Desktop and I was happy with that. But I wanted to get my old login screen back so I removed the package kdm. When I boot my PC now, it keeps booting and ...
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Recover mdadm raid5 from disk images

My computer just died (won't turn on) and I had some data saved across 4 raid5 disks configured with mdadm. I don't have another computer with sata controllers and want to try to recover using my ...
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The system drops to a grub prompt on boot after an update. How do I fix this?

The day before yesterday, I opened Ubuntu. I always go to the update manager first. After I loaded the updates and tried to re-start, I got a command line prompt saying grub_. I have never ...
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How can I restore lost files in /etc?

I have accidentally removed /etc/ folder. Now there is no way to do any administration, because /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow are lost. Is there any way to restore it in Ubuntu?
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How do I recover data from a partition I resized with GParted?

I have an external hard disk with two partitions. I wanted to merge the two partitions with GParted. So I followed the procedure: I saved the data on Partition A. I deleted Partition A. I extended ...
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Anyway to make a liveCD from my current installation?

Remastersys is no longer maintained and UCK as well as Live-Magic aren't exactly what I'm looking for as they remaster a livecd. What I'm aiming for is something like PCLOS's makelivecd so I can have ...
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Can I recover from corrupted debconf in place?

My file system recently experienced multiple failures. An fsck from an old live cd I had laying around (Hardy) was able to repair things enough that I could boot my system (xubuntu 9.10 I think) but ...
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login fails and returns to login screen

I run Ubuntu 10.04 inside VMware on a windows host. After a power outage I can no longer log into Ubuntu. I get to the login screen, which mysteriously also changed its color theme from the standard ...
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Cannot lock '/etc/group' in recovery mode

I've currently booted into recovery mode, because I removed my sole user from admin :/ When I run adduser oadams admin, I get gpasswd: cannot lock /etc/group; try again later. For what it's worth, ...
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What happened to my files?

After a successful upgrade from 11.04 to 11.10 a gradual deterioration occurred -- my laptop became unstable with updates -- I corrected the Aspell file, only to have another appear, I sought but I ...
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How do I preserve the recovery paritition for the notebook eMachines e442 while installing Ubuntu?

So as wrote in the Q, here my problem: I want to install Ubuntu (11.10) on my notebook. On the hard drive I have a 14Gb partition for recovery (with the factory image). I need to preserve it at any ...