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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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 ...
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How to backup Windows 8 recovery partion from linux?

My windows 8 does not boot any more (I get an error message), But I still have the recovery partion, so before I mess every thing even more, I want to backup my recovery.
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How to recover deleted files in ubuntu? [duplicate]

I am using kubuntu 13.04 and accidentally I have deleted My important .pdf files by pressing shift+delete. It was in the home directory. Is there any way by which I could recover them back ?
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I accidentally deleted all admin accounts [13.04]

I accidentally deleted all admin accounts, I can only use Guest Account and I don't know my root password. How can I recover my Admin account?
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Recover data and ideally program files from crashed Windows laptop drive [closed]

Vaio laptop Windows 7 has crashed and no longer sees the hard drive in BIOS (Seagate Momentus 5400.6), so although I have the 3 Windows restore (/repair?) discs they are unusable. I can load VAIO ...
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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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re-enabling an account

i need help on how to re-enable an account, my computer admin disabled my account, which means i cant perform the sudo command without a password, i keep asking him to put my password back, but he ...
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Recover ubuntu from shutdown

My Ubuntu laptop shutted down while upgrading (sudo apt-get upgrade) because of an empty battery. Now when I'm turning my laptop on, screen is empty after log in, right click is not a function. Also I ...
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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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File truncated to 0 bytes during power failure [duplicate]

Power went down while editing a file with Geany and the file got truncated to 0 bytes ... Is it possible to recover the file ?
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Recover Files From GUIless Ubuntu

I've installed my computer Ubuntu 12.04 and i've customized a bit. I've disable gui via editing /etc/default/grub Change GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=”quiet splash” to ...
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Recovering a file after having formatted from NTFS to EXT4

I used to have windows 7 but I've recently formatted my hard drive to install kubuntu and I've just realized that I forgot to backup a hidden .dat file which defines my bitcoin wallet. Is it possible ...
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Pc crash during Nautilus file move. Files vanished. Are they recoverable?

I moved a dozen of photos (jpg files) from one hard disk (the memory card of my camera) to an other one (the hard disk of my PC). Just at that time my PC crashed. After reboot I saw the files neither ...
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Install Ubuntu 13 on top of existing 12 version

I have Ubuntu 12.10 installation on my hard drive. I have broken python while trying to update it, so some critical applications does not function anymore. One of them is do-release-upgrade. So I ...
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can i reinstall windows after deleting it?

I want to install Ubuntu in replace of Windows. I want to know if I can go back to Windows. If I decide this is not the right choice. I do not want to install Ubuntu side by side.
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Can't Authenticate in Software Center?!?! Please Help

Here is the sequence of events: I just installed Ubuntu 13.04 using a pendrive I set up a password that was very easy to remember. I then set up Ubuntu one, but never got the email. I then set up ...
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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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LVM Recovery after DD mistake

I have two disk in a volume set using LVM, the filesystem on these stopped working. My plan was to duplicate the disks onto two need disks before I attempt to recover data as I suspect that one of the ...
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Data Recovery - Fastest Way to Recover Data from WD Passport SE 1TB

When trying to open in Windows Explorer, Windows will scan before eventually giving up. The files is only accessible from within Ubuntu. There are about 500GB of data that needs to be recovered. ...
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nexus 4 bootloader only

after trying to flash Ubuntu on my nexus 4 ,the process was some how interrupted and my phone is unusable except for the boot-loader.is there any one who can help with this?