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Just backup *.vmdk ie hard disk image files created by VMWare. Now when you reinstall VMWare upon format create a new Virtual Machine with preferably the exact same configurations. When VMWare asks to create the Virtual Hard Disk, Choose existing VMDK file. Backed up Ubuntu will boot.


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You should install Ubuntu on a separate partition so that you won't lose any data. The most important thing is you should create a separate partition for Ubuntu manually, and you should select it while installing Ubuntu. First create a separate partition for Ubuntu while running Windows (like a partition with more than 10 GB). Also create a small ...


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Maybe. I have never tried the following steps, but there are several links to data recovery in AskUbuntu: Partitions disappeared after power loss while installing http://www.geekyprojects.com/storage/how-to-recover-data-even-when-hard-drive-is-damaged/ How to recover deleted files?


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How To Do a Fresh Install of Ubuntu to a Specific Drive or Partition When installing Ubuntu 14.04, at the installation type menu, you need to select the bottom option 'Something Else' instead of 'Erase everything and Install Ubuntu'. This will bring you to the partitioning menu where you select the drive & partition for installation. Your Primary ...


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For your new HDD, first create partitions using gparted as per your wish. Then, access your HDD using sudo fdisk device_name. m command in fdisk will print help menu. npcompete@npcompete-desktop:~$ sudo fdisk /dev/sda The device presents a logical sector size that is smaller than the physical sector size. Aligning to a physical sector (or optimal I/O) ...


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This is a known bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/usb-creator/+bug/1294877 There are several workarounds but the one that worked for me was to right click on the .iso in the file explorer and select 'Open With Disk Image Writer' and then 'restore' the ISO image to the selected USB device.



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