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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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?
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Galaxy Nexus fails to boot after unsuccessful Ubuntu Touch installation

I tried to install Ubuntu Touch on my new Galaxy Nexus toro (which I bought today specifically for Ubuntu Touch). I followed the instructions I found at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Touch/Install ...
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could not update ICE authority file and all data on desktop is missing

i couldnt log in normally to my account "kev",after i hit in my password, it keeps giving me this error message saying the ICE authority could not be updated, so i now have logged in through the guest ...
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Restore default Kubuntu packages

Is it possible to restore default Kubuntu packages without reinstalling the whole system? I have accidentally removed half the system in one click (including the whole KDE and even Xterm) and now I ...
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Recover an overwritten file

My project c source code file became corrupted while making the tgz of the file. I wanted to make *.tgz of 4 files. The file names are common.c, common.h, myfile.c and myfile.h. I mistyped the tar ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.2 recovery mode entry removal from grub

I spent an hour trying to remove the recovery mode entry off Grub, but I did not succeed! I edited the /etc/default/grub and uncommented: # Uncomment to disable generation of recovery mode menu ...
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Data recovery on a Samsung SV1203N HDD

Let me start by saying that I am a beginner in Ubuntu, but pretty knowledgeable with Windows. I am having a strange problem trying to recover data from a Samsung SV1203N HDD (120 GiB). I have tried ...
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What can I do when recovery mode freezes?

I've been having trouble getting 13.04 booted recently. First I had trouble getting grub working but I resolved that issue. I finally got it booted and installed the ATI drivers. Now it goes to ...
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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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ddrescue is taking ages

OK, so my hard disk crashed the other day and I sent the entire notebook for servicing; now I have a brand new hard disk installed in it and the damaged one out in the open. I've installed Ubuntu and ...
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Recover Data from External 1TB HDD

I'm currently running Ubuntu 13.04 and my external hard drive no longer seems to mount. I've tried plugging it into a Windows OS Laptop and it comes up with a corruption error when trying to access ...
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How to copy files from swap space? [duplicate]

I'm a newbie to Ubuntu. When I was trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop, I chose one of major partitions (60G) which contains lots of important files as a swap space. After completing the ...
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Ctrl+alt+F1 won't login

I'm having a "running in low-graphics mode" that won't ever take me to a login screen. When I enter the kill command, enter my login and password, it flashes a date and time stamp for an instant, then ...
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What to do if you removed /usr/local?

I wanted to move directory to /usr/local but instead mv -r typed rm -r. Is there any way to recover deleted data on Ubuntu 12.04? Any suggestions? Update: I understand that this losing not so ...
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Unable to use mount -rw

I forgot my password to the root account, I have autologin enabled so I can use it, but unable to make changes in it. After searching and searching I found a "solution" which does not work for me at ...
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deleted ubuntu touch from galaxy nexus, now there is no os, how can i sideload os from windows

I installed Ubuntu touch on my galaxy nexus. I wanted to put the most recent build on it so I deleted Ubuntu and now I don't have an os. Windows sees my phone in device manager but I cannot access the ...
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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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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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restore /etc/init.d/rc.local

I've mistakenly copied the /etc/rc.local over the /etc/init.d/rc.local and I was wondering how can I retore the init.d/rc.local contents? Is it possible to generate the original file or copy it from ...
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How to boot to the recovery mode if it is not listed in Grub?

I want to boot Ubuntu into recovery mode but there is no grub menu entry allowing me to do so. I pressed e and now I am able to edit boot options. It looks like that: setparams 'Ubuntu , with Linux ...
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Bluetooth pairing pin code forgotten

When I paired my phone creating Ubuntu-0 on my laptop, I was given a PIN code, thinking it was a temporary pairing number, so I didn’t take a note of it. How can I get a status run with the pin code? ...
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How to use test disk to recover partition after installing ubuntu 13.04 on replace mode

i have installed ubuntu 13.04 in the "replace with windows7" mode , and all my partitions are lost , using usb ubuntu live disk & testdisk i found them and they are recoverable(i used deeper ...
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Linux folder deleted from rubbish bin in dual-boot Win 7

Dear Helper, When inserting the ubuntu 12.4 C.D. within Win 7 it automatically recognizes a C: Ubuntu installation (that it informs is to be deleted before a re-instillation can proceed). If it ...
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How to restore a replaced file in /bin?

I have created a C program which will sort the array of int given at runtime named 'com'. And mistakenly typed following command: sudo mv com /bin/cp so now cp work as com and there is no cp, ...
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Mistakenly deleted files recursively from '/' on my still running server

I mistakenly deleted the bin folder, now most of the bin cmds do not exist. The server still works just fine but I know when I restart it, I will not like it. How can I fix this without losing system ...
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help! i deleted a folder in ubuntu, recovery please?

the folder is massive and made of many many different files.390 GB the file system is ext4 i was about to copy this file to another hard drive using gksudo nautilus so i didnt have do a massive chmod ...
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Ubuntu boots on terminal only, how do I recover the GUI desktop?

Where is my Ubuntu desktop? Its booting and going always default to terminal screen, if i press Ctrl+Alt+F7 still in terminal Ctrl+Alt+F1 still in terminal. No GUI, how do I recover it? EDIT: ...
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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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How to change the graphics card driver via terminal?

I recently tried changing the driver for my Asus Radeon HD 7870 to the proprietary one (a friend told me it was much faster), however that seems to have killed my install of Ubuntu. Now whenever I ...
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All my files disappeared. How can I retrieve my files? [duplicate]

Recently I accessed my account to get some files but everything disappeared. All the folder structure remained as before, but everything was empty! I used Ubuntu One to keep these files safe but ...
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Simple way to recover a deleted file in a sub-dir of an encrypted home directory (ext4 file-system)

I need a simple way to do it, such as one command or program to which: specify the directory the file was in ask for the list of the recoverable files found specify which files have to be undeleted ...