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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Getting just Windows 8 (no dual boot) back from Ubuntu?

My Acer v5 was originally Windows 8 but I loaded Ubuntu 13.04 and I think overwrote the Windows 8 OS. I have tried every way I could find to see if I could locate the Windows 8 or Acer eRecovery ...
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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 mount a partially damaged disk in an ubuntu LiveCd boot

Sudeenly a friend's windows disk stop working (when you trying to boot it, you can see the message: Non-System disk or disk error replace and strike any key when ready. So I booted from a Ubuntu's ...
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Recovery Mode Freezes and no options turning up

I am currently running a dual boot of windows 8 and ubuntu 12.04. I recently had several problems with ubuntu (like lost password etc) , so i tried booting through the recovery mode . But ...
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i lost external hard data after linux reinstall [closed]

Linux reinstallation mount the external hard Reinstalling existing Linux (Pomeroy ago) nwatdeon data are transferred to external hard drive is not visible. Disk space, the backup data will remain ...
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System Recovery

I am putting together a media and print server using Ubuntu 12.04 server. I have two hard drives in the computer (8 and 120 GB). Presently, the server software is running on the larger drive. How ...
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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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Recover files in 12.04 version (encrypted)

I have a Ubuntu system installed with 12.04 version in which to start after some time the screen turns black. This happened after an upgrade. So I thought about running live-cd and recover my files to ...
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recover data from autoclean

I have used sudo apt-get autoclean command and sudo apt-get clean command but didn't knew that I'll loose all my data. Is there any way to recover that data?
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Accidentally deleted 'sudo'

I accidentally deleted the /usr/bin/sudo file. How can I restore it? I have found a thread on ubuntuforums, but it seems to be not solved.
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Nexus 4 shows less memory that installed in the device after removing Ubuntu Touch

I tried to install Ubuntu Touch in nexus 4 and later I installed back cyanogenmod 11, but only 12 GB is showing as memory instead of 16 GB. I think I was not able to completely remove Ubuntu files ...
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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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error code 0xc0000225 after installing dual boot linux

When I try to boot to Windows 8 I get error code 0xc0000225 ever since I installed ubuntu. I was using windows 8 developer preview so I don't have an installation disk disk to do a recovery. ...
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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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How to recover passphrase for ecryptfs

I read this question can't log in after password change (ecryptfs) But Unfortunatelly it has not answer. I don't know why cryptfs-recovery-private asks me mount Passphrase is it login pass or ...
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how to create recovery DVD?

I have brought Dell vostro 2520. It has preinstalled ubuntu. Can you please tell to how to create recovery disk? So that after format, I can reinstall ubuntu.
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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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Can I recover a former version of a libreoffice document?

I've searched high and low for an answer to this and haven't been able to find one, so hopefully someone here can help. I was working on an essay and had made substantial progress but had to take a ...
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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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Recovering photos from a formatted drive on Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu on an old computer I had, which ran Vista. I choose to do a clean install of Ubuntu over the entire HDD. Later on I found out that there were old precious photos on that HDD. Is ...
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Can I retrieve data from a HD while running Ubuntu from a USB drive?

I'm having the same problem as this one - Can I retrieve data from a hard drive running Ubuntu from a USB drive? BUT... unfortunately when using ubuntu from the USB drive, I can see the HD but can't ...
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Recovery Mode - mountall isn't bypassed

Ubuntu 13 x64 I get to recovery mode via GRUB, which shows: linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-53-generic root=UUID=4a08b936-569c-4ba6-9\607-00d05f121917 ro single however, when I choose to boot into this ...
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Problem while recovering 1TB disk erased with startup disk creator using testdisk

I was trying to make a bootable flash drive from the startup disk creator, and when I went to erase the flash drive I accidentally erased the wrong drive, a 1TB removable drive. The operation took ...
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Nvidia driver removal to revert to xorg - I cannnot boot in recovery/failsafe mode

I'd like to remove the nvidia video driver and revert to the xorg, but I haven't been able to boot in recovery mode. Any suggestions ? I can boot from the installation disk, in the live disk mode, and ...
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Widows 8 BCD missing/errors dual boot

I just installed an ubuntu partition on my lenovo g500s without any errors, but when I went to make sure that my windows 8 partition was functioning, I got this error code upon booting: "0xc000000e". ...
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Recover Orphaned RAID 0 from Silicon Image controller with Linux Software RAID?

I had an old XP machine in Raid0, 2 x 120gb drives on a Sil3112 controller. The drives are intact (afaik) but the motherboard or P4 is toast. Id love to recover precious photos from the drive or dump ...
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How do I turn my USB into a bootable device? [duplicate]

So, I messed up my windows 7 boot loader, and I'm trying to change my USB so that I can use it as you would use the Windows Recovery disk. I have the .iso for the recovery disk and I've changed the ...
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Create bootable CD from installed system

I have Ubuntu Server 13 installed, with a somewhat complex arrangement of software RAID, LVM2 and partitions. It's the kind of installation that the standard Ubuntu boot CD can't cope with. One day ...
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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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How can I access my NTFS files from other drives

I just installed the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I previously had windows 7, the mistake I made was I just did not put the data I need on my hard drive anywhere else. I just did not think of it before doing it. ...
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Recover LVM without boot HDD

I have scoured the 'net for an answer and am here as a last resort; I have a "NAS" running Ubuntu Server. It boots from a 250G HDD and there are 4 X 1T HDDs formatted as LVM. The boot HDD crashed and ...
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How to Recover Songs From an Ipod in ubuntu?

I replaced windows with ubuntu 13.10 and my data is gone.Now my only hope is my ipod.But i dont know how to recover songs from an ipod.Please give me some guidance for recovering my songs from ipod.
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How do I recover files from U1 cloud

OK I have just stopped syncing a folder. This appears to have been a huge mistake. I did not realise the folder would disappear from my cloud storage. I assume (and hope) the sub-folders/files it ...
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Windows won't boot after unsuccessful Ubuntu install

Windows 7 HP Laptop 3 gig ram 2.1 or 2.6ghz Not sure about the rest Well, I tried to install Ubuntu and be able to dual boot alongside windows. Simple procedure and I followed it to the T. Needless ...
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sudo dhclient eth0 | sudo: unable to resolve host ubuntu | Maybe DNS issue

I have a computer of a friend of mine, that runs Ubuntu (I don't know what version, due to the current system status) and while he was updating the kernel, he reboot the computer (yes that could be ...
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Repair install of precise

I only have precise on my netbook,but my copy is now corrupted beyond repair and I have downloaded a fresh copy onto a usb drive, along with a fresh copy of grub and its binaries,synaptic and gparted ...
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How to rescue Ubuntu desktop when startup jams or fails

Orginally my problem was that desktop jammed at "Stopping save kernel messages" Then I run live cd and --bind dev, etc, etc... and uninstalled nvidia* and reinstalled xorg-driver. Now my ubuntu ...
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I missed my data in Ubuntu [duplicate]

Sir, I have recently installed ubuntu and thought of having windows 7 along with it. But, after installation, somewhere I missed the chance of getting dual boot option and got ubuntu installed. It's ...
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Windows 7/Ubuntu does not boot after installation. [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu on Windows 7 now neither OS boots up. How can I recover Windows OS and uninstall Ubuntu?
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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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External hard drive issue

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 and I have a 500GB external hard drive, formatted in ext4, which I have used for about a year to store batches of data that I am sifting through. About once a week I move a ...
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I could not even open my ubuntu

I did: sudo apt-get remove libsdl-image1.2 libsdl-image1.2-dev guile-1.8 guile-1.8-dev libsdl1.2debian-all libart-2.0-dev libaudiofile-dev libesd0-dev libdirectfb-dev libdirectfb-extra ...
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Any way to recover lost mysql files after ubuntu reformat?

I had to reformat my ubuntu device because seda was encrypted and I lost my keybord kernel. Is there any way that I could recover them. I am wondering because when VirtualBox reformats things, it ...
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How to recover ubuntu 12.04 after overwrote some files in root directory

I made a mistake when using cpio command, I forgot to specify parameter: --no-absolute-filenames, so some files in / were overwrote, after the following command was executed: cpio -idmv < ...
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Ubuntu Touch stuck at google screen

I tried installing Ubuntu Touch on my Nexus 4. When I try to boot, it's stuck at the google screen. Any ideea how to solve this? I mean booting to ubuntu, I know how to get back to recovery.
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HELP! Problem Can't do anyting on ubuntu 13.10

I upgraded from ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10 but when i open my laptop it freezes before i can login ant the gnome 3 splash screen. alt ctrl + f(any) not working. the only thing i can do is manualy power ...
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Ubuntu OS on Nexus 4 failed

I was trying to install Ubuntu OS on my Nexus 4, everything downloaded just fine. After that it started booting into boot.img and that's where the issues started. Here's what I got on screen: ...
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Update stopped in the midst. How do I restart [duplicate]

I was upgrading from 13.04 to 13.10 and the update stopped. I tried to restart, but, failed. I now have a system that is unusable. Is there a way to recover...?? The OS is unbootable...!
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I cannot get in the recovery mode

I tried to change password in Ubuntu and I was successfully but I forgot to check username I have forgotten too. Unluckily, I don't understand why, the system does not display anymore the interface ...
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In recovery mode, cannot type in the terminal

So I have been having problems with my graphics card (Nvidia Geforece GT 620) and Ubuntu not reading it. I then booted into recovery mode to try and get any updates. Upon clicking recovery mode, all ...