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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Lubuntu/Win 7 dual-boot: Attempting recovery of Windows 7 boot

I had both Windows 7 and Lubuntu 14.04 LTS in dual-boot. I wanted to reinstall Lubuntu since there were a couple of issues after having fiddled with multiple desktop environments. Popped in 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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Missing files have disappeared

I extracted my files from a memory card and put them in a folder, formatted my memory card, and after restart the files are not in the folder on the hard disk. Is there a way to return them? I ...
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Recovery mode - nothing is done

I'm very new in Ubuntu, so any help will be appreciated. I've tried to enter to Recovery mode and to fix my files system. I got the message below: Continuing will remount your / fillesystem in ...
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Is there a Trash explorer to explore and restore .Trash-$uid contents?

I work with external storage and mounts a lot, and I often end up with a .Trash directory somewhere, whose contents are not shown in the File Manager trash bin, even though .Trash/files contains a lot ...
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How to recover the Windows 7 partition in Ubuntu 12.04

I had Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 in my machine, and after trying to mount and unmount a SD card, my Windows 7 "has hidden him self", When i power on the computer,i can enter the Grub and choose ...
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Unable to open Recovery, at boot, using “SHIFT” key (12.04 LTS)

Noob Dad here... I have tried rebooting multiple times to try to get to "Recovery" (GRUB 2) by holding down "SHIFT" during boot. I am waiting until BIOS screen completes. Need to reset ADMIN ...
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Can't retrieve files from Trash even though I didn't empty it, open permission is denied

I am using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS - the Lucid Lynx - released in April 2010. For some reasons I couldn't see any files in the Trash folder when I open it up by right clicked the icon. It shows it has 48 ...
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Total system failure on ubuntu 14.04

I have a Lenovo ThinkCentre that just had Ubuntu 14.04 installed on it. I installed restricted extras, attempted to turn on the firewall in the terminal, and made a few extra tweaks. Now there is a ...
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printer configuration failures and upgrade failures

This has become more and more of a problem. I was using 4.8 Kubuntu and could not configure remote printers under system setting printer configuration. I updated to 4.134. I then downloaded print ...
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Ubuntu Live CD is Frozen - How to Recover?

I'm in a tricky situation. I'm running Ubuntu from a live cd. I think I have too many firefox pages and tabs open, so the computer is frozen. However, I have some unsaved, and very important, text ...
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How to re-create the partition table?

I accidentally dd the first 512 bytes using dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb bs=512 count=1 and the partition table is now gone. Is there ANY way to re-create the partition table(/dev/sdb). My hard ...
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Changed part I on type, can't boot into my operating systems

Changed partion type from "logical" to "primary" and now I get the grub rescue command Line. I can't do anything with my computer at the moment so it would be appreciated for some help.
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS will not go past grub2 menu

I have a HP Pro 3130 MT and just did a fresh install of Unbuntu 14.04 64-bit. When I restart, instead of getting a ubuntu logo or going to the login page, the OS takes me to the grub2 screen that has ...
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dd'ed the first 200MB of a HDD, is the filesystem recoverable?

In a moment of stupidity I let a script run dd on one of my (non backed up :() HDD's, 3TB in size. It had a single ext4 filesystem on it, which now won't mount. Things I've done so far (without ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Lubuntu won't start anymore after completely removing ubuntu-desktop

I installed ubuntu-desktop, kubuntu-desktop and xubuntu-desktop on my Lubuntu. I wanted to remove them and found this. I first used the command to remove ubuntu-desktop. While running it, I noticed ...
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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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How to Dual Boot Ubuntu In Samsung RF511 while keeping the samsung recovery solutions alive?

See i have a samsung rf511 and i really want to dual boot it with my existing windows 7 (factory default) and Ubuntu 12.04 and i want to have samsung recovery solution working pls if any one from ...
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grub rescue - how get rid of it?

I seem to have a rare problem. I had Ubuntu 12.10 installed, and uninstalled it (I wanted to boot several distros). Now my VAIO boots just fine to Windows 7. However, when I press F11 to install ...
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Change Ubuntu session from recovery mode

I installed Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS yesterday and tried to change from unity2D to the default unity3D environment but my laptop got stuck only showing the default wallpaper and the mouse pointer. After ...
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Installed Ubuntu using LVM, now cannot boot windows

Just installed Ubuntu using the LVM method. I shrunk my main drive into a separate partition of ~30GB thinking I could install it there. However when I was installing, I couldn't find that partition ...
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grub no such partition recovery - all I have is the ubuntu install media and i didnt remove ubuntu

the title speaks for itself, now all I have is the ubuntu Live CD and no windows recovery media. I didnt remove the ubuntu partition but i was clearing out my windows PC and i delete other partitions ...
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Ubunbu One - safe recovery of backups

during the years, I've had computer crashes. Right now I am too scared letting synchronization and its systematic recover the precedent 3 computers backup from Ubuntu One cloud. I would like to ...
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RAID drives unusable because of faulty update to 12.10

I accepted the update to Ubuntu 12.10. After this, my system would only enter memtest86+. I tried a rescue CD, but did not understand the options. I tried to copy one of the 2 RAID drives but it ...
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Delete data (or recover other data) from unmountable windows partition

Ok, here's my story. I trying to recover some photos from a failed Windows HDD (Toshiba 320GB). I can mount all partitions except Disc C: (where the photos are, lucky me). The problem is that the ...
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Serious problem in Ubuntu 14.04 after trying to restore a corrupt bitmap file

I prematurely used the command sudo mkfs.ext4 -S /dev/sda1 after entering a black screen after a successful boot in ubuntu 14.04. Now I cannot even enter the grub2 boot screen as I get the message: ...
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How to recover data which was wiped out by ubuntu 14.04 using LVM

Hi I am a naive user to ubuntu , I have a big problem with LVM as at the time of installation 14.04 I have checked LVM option to . Somehow it's wiped out all my windows drives and data too. How can I ...
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“cannot open file system. File system seems damaged ”

I was using windows 7 till yesterday. I tried to install ubuntu 14. 04 Lts version yesterday with in windows 7. But it was not succeeded. Then I decided to install ubuntu only. By mistake I installed ...
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reformating crashed un bootable but accesable ubuntu 10 drive

I have ubuntu 12.04 runing on a laptop and I have an older external drive that use to run ubuntu 10. I was attempting to upgrade it but something went south and it will not boot now. I was able to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Sublime Text 2: file suddenly empty. How to recover it?

a file that was open by Sublime Text 2 got suddenly empty. Maybe because the disk was full, and the program, that was executing this file, crashed. Is there a way to recover the content? I am using ...
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RAID 0 Superblock recovery?

Cool, I have a Synology Diskstation 212j, with 2x3TB drives in RAID 0 (I know, I know, I was very naive; never had a drive failure before). About a month back the volume crashed, I recovered the ...
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Does using ubuntu bootable usb leave trace/scope for recovery software?

I am currently using windows 8 on my laptop in order to remove personal information from laptop. I used usb bootable drive of ubuntu to cut/copy paste my data to external hdd. By adopting this will it ...
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ubuntu 14 deleted all my files from all my partition

I decided that I don't want to use W7 and I want Ubuntu instead. I installed ubuntu, but it deleted all my files from all my partitions :( I really don't understand why ubuntu intallation did not tell ...
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Ubuntu update caused system to freeze on boot at purple screen. Recovery mode fails and brings up BusyBox

I've searched through existing questions, but nothing addresses my problem. My system running Ubuntu 14.04 went through a partial-update a few days ago. Ever since, my system will not boot. It ...
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How to check if fstab file is correct without sudo?

I updated from saucy to trusy. After that, using sudo segfaulted: fkalter@London ~> sudo whoami [sudo] password for fkalter: YubiKey for `fkalter': [1] 16961 segmentation fault ...
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recovery option not showing up in grub menu

I installed ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I remember I made the recovery partition but grub not showing recovery option I made recovery partition in /dev/sda2 ntfs and the label is HP_RECOVERY
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Recovering one specific deleted file

I am trying to recover one file, whose name I know, that I accidentally deleted using rm. I am using foremost and specifying the file extension (zip): sudo foremost -w -t zip -i /dev/sdc1 -o ...
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need help restoring ubuntu 14.04

it seems to me that everything I've been trying is just digging me more into a deeper hole. not to sure about whats really wrong with my laptop at the moment. I was wondering if there is a way to ...
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Recover a mbox file from a overwritten btrfs partition

I had 14.04 on a hard drive using btrfs as the file system. One morning, the file system randomly failed and I couldn't boot into it anymore. I loaded up a live CD and extracted all the files I needed ...
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Deja Dup Restore procedure after hard drive failure

After a Hard drive fails, and is replaced. What is the procedure to get up and running again, using Deja Dup backup from external USB drive. This has not happened yet, but I am planning my disaster ...
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Reading Partition Start and End in TestDisk

I'm using TestDisk in an attempt to recover a partition gone terribly awry. Identifying the partition in question should simply be a matter of simply recognizing the location in the disk that it ...