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When a machine goes into the suspend state the kernel freezes (stops) user space programs and kernel threads. Then the kernel will traverse all the devices and calls the suspend methods on each driver. Each driver has the know-how to put the hardware into a deep sleep state (or even power it off) (and the converse to bring it back to a sane running state ...


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Is it possible that shutting down and then unplugging my external hard drive could have broken a path? No. And if it did it would not kill the contents of the disk. I have noticed that Ubuntu shuts down almost instantly ... We do not probe for an update as Windows does. whereas Windows takes much longer and often pauses on closing 1 application ...


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my hard disk had around 500GB memory, not 1800GB I am not sure where you got those numbers from, but the size of your hard drive is 750 GB. what can I do to save at least the most important data (~200MB)? You probably just need to recover the partition table. Most likely, the file system is not corrupted and you only have to tell the system how to ...


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I encountered this issue when I tried upgrading 15.10 to 16.04 and I fixed using below steps. Boot in command line by pressing E when highlight the first entry to edit it. Cursor to the end of the linux line. Remove quiet splash vt.handoff=7 and add single. Press Ctrl+X to boot. Run screen (in order to get more than one prompt). Press Ctrl+A and then C to ...



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