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Here your problem command number 8: rm ~/ .config/vlc.old What did you do here? When a space exists between a path the command consider it another option, what i mean in the aboce command you ask system to delete all files under your home ~/ and delete the folder .config/vlc.old. The correct command have to be like that: rm ~/.config/vlc.old For ...


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Install testdisk utility by running: sudo apt-get install testdisk Then run it by: sudo testdisk <device_name> Replacing <device_name> with /dev/sdb or other depending to your specific configuration. For testdisk usage read: man testdisk


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I installed Ubuntu 14.10 LTS and used the whole drive, but I don't think I chose LVM, and just formatted the whole drive as ext4, no swap or other partitions. Worked for months with no problems. Seems all fine to me. LVM is not needed and Linux/Ubuntu will happily play along. ( What is LVM and what is it used for? ) Is it possible to change back to ...


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External USB enclosures often do one of two things with over-2TiB disks: They convert from 512-byte sectors to 4096-byte sectors, thus enabling the disk (up to 16TiB) to be accessed via 32-bit pointers. This works fine so long as the disk is accessed only from the external enclosure. Disks must not be swapped back and forth between such enclosures and ...


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You could use dd(1) to copy the sd card. $ dd if=/dev/mmcblk0 of=sdcarddata.img bs=4M After that, you could map the image with losetup(8) # losetup /dev/loop0 sdcarddata.img Once you have done recovering and get your files out, unmap the image (make sure you unmount it first) # losetup -d /dev/loop0


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You may want to copy the files from /etc/skel. cp -rT /etc/skel/ "$HOME" Those are the files which every newly created user starts with in the HOME folder, and are sufficient to be able to log in.


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For LUKS, the only data that is critical for decryption is the LUKS header. The header can be backed up to a file with cryptsetup luksHeaderBackup and restored with cryptsetup luksHeaderRestore. See man cryptsetup: luksHeaderBackup <device> --header-backup-file <file> Stores a binary backup of the LUKS header and keyslot area. Note: ...


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You have to try some Data Recovery tools which may help you to restore some of your old data. From R-tools Technology: R-Linux is a free data recovery and undelete utility for Ext2FS/3FS (Linux) file systems. File recovery after power failure, system crash, virus infection, or partition reformation, even for the different file system. Unformat and ...



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