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How to retrive back your Ubuntu files after a crash even after Live Ubuntu Boot is not working [duplicate]

I've been working with Ubuntu for approximately 2 years. First my Ubuntu OS crashed and I was directed to initramfs page where it demanded I run fsck manually. Later my Windows OS also crashed and I ...
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Installed ISO on external hdd, how to recover data [duplicate]

I wanted to install an ISO of Linux on a regular CD, sadly it was installed on my external backup HDD which i had on my computer. Now i have an ISO image ~2gb on it. As i said it is my backup HDD, so ...
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Can't boot from Ubuntu USB stick

I have HP G56 laptop and it originally came with Windows 7 which microsoft updated to windows 10 for free. I did clean install and so i don't have option to go back to windows 7. I want to try ...
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beleive it or not, I typed sudo rm -r * in / by mistake! anyway to undo [duplicate]

lol is there anything more to ask about it?! when I try "sudo bla bla bla" it asks me who are you? :)) I wanted to do it IN a folder in root, but I did it in only ne upper level which is, GOD, the ...
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Partitions disappeared after power loss while installing

I had Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed on my Laptop. After a while I had some troubles starting it up. I decided to reinstall Ubuntu. I had 3 ntfs partitions, 2 ext3 partitions the mount point for the ...
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Prevent `dd` from destroying SSD or HDD

I have two SSD's and on HDD. When I use sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdd count=1000 good things happen and I erase partitions from my USB flashdrive. When I use sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb ...
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Recovering data of Ubuntu live CD

I've burned a portable Ubuntu ISO onto a USB and booted it up on Macbook Pro 2017. I've selected the "try Ubuntu" option. After using it for ~36 hours, I click "Suspend". Now, when I boot up the ...
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Simulate a USB stick insert

I inserted a USB stick on my laptop and it automount the partition. I then did a umount /dev/sdb* to allow me to DD an image to it. Once DD is done, I do sync then physically unplug the USB then plug ...
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Can I use ddrescue & Testdisk in ubuntu to create image to recover data? [duplicate]

I mistakely installed ubuntu over my 1tb drive removing essential data and photos which took about 5 mins to install, so I want to know if I can use ddrescue in Ubuntu to create a virtual image of the ...
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Possible to rescue SSD that doesn't show any partitions?

I had a laptop SSD suffer water damage. The rest of the laptop appears to work fine, however the SSD, a Kingston SNS8152S3256GG2, seems to have completely failed and the OS won't boot at all, so I am ...
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I accidentally formatted my C: drive while I was using Ubuntu [duplicate]

My C drive had Windows installed and all of my important files. I know there is a way to try to recover it using testdisk. But I wanted to know if there are anythings that change since the dive I want ...
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Can't even try Ubuntu from live USB, initramfs, after accidentaly using dd to write sda for a short period of time

I know there are already some answers targeting both the problem with the initramfs prompt, and the problem about accidentally using dd and writing sda, however, I found no help with those questions, ...
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Can I recover data from my overwritten hard drive and save it on the same hard drive?

So I wanted to install Ubuntu on USB, and I think I installed it to my 1TB hard drive instead. The hard drive has/had very important data on it, mainly family photos and work assignments... Doing ...
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Accidentally zeroed first 4kb of primary HDD

To start, this is similar but not the same to Accidentally did dd /dev/sda because I restarted my computer. I was making a bootable usb, and when I went to clear the partitions of the usb, I did: ...
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Recover lost data [duplicate]

I have a big problem I have a laptop with dual boot (Windows and Ubuntu) , and two days ago my father made some changes to BIOS (he wanted to change Windows data from BIOS ...) and checked an option ...

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