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Your data is likely all gone. When you selected "Create new partition table" you told your installer to ignore whatever it saw on the hard drive and just pretend it was a blank slate. You may want to look into tools like photorec to try to recover your data. If this is the path you're going to take, shut your computer down now and don't boot into your hard ...
This will work sudo ddrescue /dev/sda2 /media/it/84CEABF4CEABDD24/ImageFileName.img /media/it/84CEABF4CEABDD24/TextFileName.txt When you are referring to a file/directory absolutely, you need to put a / in front of it. Without it, you are looking in the current directory
If you install xubuntu-desktop, you will proabably recover most of what you lost. sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop
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