Recently my computer broke down and the Linux Ubuntu 10.04 partition could not be loaded back. What should be done to recover it back? What could be the possible error?

  • Could you explain exactly what you see when you turn ont he computer and exactly what it does. Could you also explain any steps you've taken to bring your computer back, such as reinstall windows etc. – Martin Owens -doctormo- Nov 13 '10 at 23:33

Boot from a "rescue" disk or just a live CD and run fsck on all of your partitions.

To do fsck:

Type fsck partitionname in terminal


Testdisk may be helpful for you.

A video can be reached on: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EncqYP1ijFg&feature=player_embedded

My personal experience with lost partitions (which was fully recovered after using Testdisk) is documented in this forum.


NOTE: Testdisk will bring back any partitions you accidentally erased or lost. But some data may not come back with the partition. However, you can gain access to that data when the partition table is available again as shown in my experience documented in the forum's link I provide here.

Good luck!

BTW: Testdisk and useful information related can be reached clicking here: http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk

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