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Ubuntu not booting and can't mount system partition from live USB (partition in use)

I have a dual boot installation with Ubuntu 20.04 that got somehow corrupted to the point that it won't boot anymore. I have all my data backed up so in the worst case I can just reinstall, but I'd ...
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How to fix a disk image that is flagged as read-only (and save my wedding pictures on the way)?

Back in 2014, my wedding photographer sent me some pictures he took and were not worth printing on a USB key. Last week, I tried to take a look at these pictures but most them were now corrupted. ...
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How to repair Corrupted jpeg file that still get their thumbail done correctly?

I've got a bunch of photos that were on an SD card. Most of them are corrupted now, I cannot open them in any program (Gwenview, Gimp, on windows too...) But every file browser still can correctly ...
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Bad blocks reported by the kernel, none to be found after scanning

Recently a system that I mainly use over SSH stopped working. I rebooted it and it showed error messages (sorry, didn't take a photo) saying the disk needed to be checked. I checked the disk with fsck ...
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SD disk with win 10 is corrupted - how to fix it?

I'm currently using Ubuntu but would like to also install win 10 - But I cannot do anything with my SD disk Any ideas how to fix it? <- I dont care about data at /dev/sdb, just wanna make it work (...
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Intermittent data corruption, how to diagnose?

TL;DR: I thought I had a data-at-rest corruption error on 2 SSDs, but I think it is after reading the data. How can I diagnose where the failing part is? My ML training algorithm opens thousands of ...
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Viewing files from a corrupted Windows hard drive

I apologize if I sound really nooby ahead of time; this hard drive is giving me so many problems... So, it's a windows laptop hard drive that has the notorious "Blue screen of death," I can install ...
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How can I delete a corrupted directory? (`rm: cannot remove 'directory': Bad message`)

I am in a mounted VeraCrypt volume and have a corrupted directory that I wish to delete. When I attempt to rm the directory, I get a message like the following: rm: cannot remove 'directory': Bad ...
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Repairing a corrupt mp4 - I'm having issues getting untrunc installed

Basically, I get the error "moov atom not found" when attempting to play an mp4 video on vlc or any other players. Following the advice given on this thread, I'm attempting to use untrunc to generate ...
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Customizing Ubuntu 18.04 for protecting data

Is there any way to display and give access to only the browser on Ubuntu 18.04? I want the whole system to be protected and my use case anyway needs only the browser. To give a clear picture, I want ...
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Zero byte files after power-cycling 18.04 LTS

I tried to reboot an 18.04 LTS machine but it didn't respond so after waiting some minutes I power-cycled the machine. The machine started fine but I have found some of the recently edited files are ...
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Ubuntu Corrupts BIOS on Ryzen 3000 Machine

I have a PC with an Asrock B450M Steel Legend motherboard and a Ryzen 3700X CPU and I occasionally boot Ubuntu from the live DVD. Unfortunately it looks like Ubuntu is corrupting the BIOS though. ...
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Formartting SD Card - Corrupted FAT32 Filesystem

I have a corrupted SD Card whose filesystem is FAT32. I tried the following stuff but i am still able to see the contents in the SD card. I can neither add new files nor can i delete any files from ...
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Corrupted files

While installing something, I used the chown command the wrong way (changed permissions for basically all directories) and had to reinstall Ubuntu. Before that I had a big problem with making a backup ...
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How can I scan a folder for corrupted media? (mp3 and itunes files)

So I recently aquired an ipod mini sold for parts/untested and when I went through its directories I realized that even though the ipod didnt seem to have any music on it, there was previous music on ...
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Format corrupt sdcard

I have a 32 GB sandisk SD card. I used it for a while in my phone, and I put some music on it. Later I put it in an old samsung phone I had laying around. The old (2006) phone said it needed to format ...
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Files corrupted after space transfer between partitions

So I was trying to move space from my windows partition to Ubuntu partition using Gparted using a live Ubuntu USB disk. Everything was going fine until out of nowhere the screen went black and then '...
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File Corruption Large Files (32 GB) on 18.04 LTS [RESOLVED]

I am getting irregularities with large sized files. I have 64 GB of RAM, and my storage drives are all Samsung 860 EVO. I am running mdcrypt on top of my raw drives, luks RAID on top of that, and ext4 ...
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Ubuntu Server 18.04.2 HWE kernel: ./boot/grub/efi.img file failed the MD5 checksum when booting UEFI

I downloaded Ubuntu Server 18.04.2 (classic installer) and put it on a flash drive. I then ran the integrity check and all was well. But then I realized that I wanted to install the HWE kernel. After ...
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Why does Ubuntu seem to be destroying my SSDs?

Hi folks, I tried to upgrade from (Lubuntu) 18.04 to 19.04 over the weekend. The upgrade didn't go as planned - the system wouldn't boot - so I decided to do a fresh install of Ubuntu 19.04 (I ...
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Software corrupted during upgrade to 19.04

I had followed this guide to upgrade my system from Ubuntu 18.04 LTS to 19.04.. sudo apt dist-upgrade After issuing this command, as the update progress reached almost 75%, the system automatically ...
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Unable to recongnize patition table after overwriting the first MB of HD. How can I recover the data

I had my GRUB partition of 1 MB starting at block 2049. My BIOS did not recognize it, so I decided to move it to the beginning of the disk using the command dd if=/dev/sda5 of=/dev/sda bs=512 count=...
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Fix packages with missing files

Somehow two packages (that I don't want anymore) got corrupted after a file system check and are now missing files. I installed and initialized debsums and when I run it it gives a load of missing ...
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Photorec : No file found in a full 64GB SD card. What to do?

Recently my memory card (Samsung Evo 64GB, almost full) was showing 'corrupt' on my Tablet. So I tried to recover the important details using photorec. It ran for around 1 hour but 0 files have been ...
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Cannot boot ubuntu due to corrupt disk

I am having a problem with my main hard disk which I normally boot to. When I tried to switch on tonight and couldn't boot to ubuntu and was presented with grub rescue due to a bad sector. I tried ...
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Error at startup on Linux after computer shutdown during Ubuntu 18 update [duplicate]

I tried to update my laptop to Ubuntu 18.04 (from 16.04) last night, but I had a power outage and I believe it was interrupted in the middle. As I woke up and noticed that the power was out, I ...
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Windows 10 'fixed' files created in Ubuntu

I have a dual-boot system with Ubuntu 16.04 and Windows 10. Today when I launched Windows 10 it started "Checking and repairing" the hard drive, found several "corrupt files" and "fixed" them. Has ...
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Removing exeuctable bit on ntfs stored linux files corrupts files

I have a shared partition setup as ntfs for storing Linux files between distros and WSL. My /etc/fstab for the shared partition looks like this: UUID=F2C2ACE4C2ACADF3 /mnt/e ntfs-3g permissions,...
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Completely disable Ubuntu 16.04 updates Yoga 2 11

I was just wondering how to completely disable updates on my Yoga 2 11, which has a corrupted BIOS-- I can't fix broken updates with a reinstall anymore. I was wondering specifically if there was a ...
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Error in brand new External Hard Drive: “ls: reading directory '.': Input/output error”

This morning I was downloading some files directly to an EXTERNAL Hard Drive (1TB Seagate Hard Drive, bought a week ago) and I had to shut down the PC without unmounting the disk and while it was ...
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How to recover files from corrupted fat32 USB disk

The drive was working normally until yesterday. Today when tyring to mount from Thunar it says: Error mounting /dev/sdd1 at /media/myname/ARCH_201511: Command-line `mount -t "iso9660" -o "uhelper=...
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After writing to NTFS partition from Ubuntu, Windows sees it as RAW [duplicate]

I have a dual boot on 2 SSDs: 1)Windows7 (main) 2)Ubuntu 17.10. After copying a folder from Ubuntu to Windows NTFS partition and rebooting Windows stopped recognizing this partition as NTFS (...
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How to remove file/directory that “doesn't exist”? [duplicate]

I recently saw that I had two strangely named directories in my home folder. I tried to remove them but was unsuccessful. Here is a look at what I tried: theo@locker:~$ lh ls: cannot access ',...
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Corrupted Ubuntu installation on same drive partition as Windows

Just a quick headnote: I'm a complete Ubuntu & Linux noob. I've given it a go as I'd love to learn how to use Linux as effectively as I use Windows, but I've ran into some rather glaring issues ...
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Memory errors with Ubuntu but not with MemTest86+

I got some btrfs and ext4 errors. After deciding to test my RAM I got the following repeating errors with memtester. I always do get similar errors after a bit of running the memtester. Usually in an ...
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USB drive is corrupted after rebooting during copy proccess [duplicate]

user decided to reboot his pc during copy from usb stick and it corrupted his precious data. I'm trying to diagnose what's wrong but unfortunately i hit a wall and can't understand the issue with the ...
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Is 'fsck error on boot' hardware related or a bug? [duplicate]

I bought a Razer Blade Stealth a week ago, took windows off and installed Ubuntu 17.10. Used until today when it started saying that my hard disk was write protected while I tried to save simple files....
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How to scan all installed packages for data corruption [duplicate]

Since I've overclocked my system about 2 weeks ago, there was an abnormal amount of "system problem detected" dialog boxes on startup and segmentation faults, in that meanwhile, without being aware of ...
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How to fix a (possibly) corrupt flash drive?

To preface, I'm relatively new with linux-based systems, so please try to keep things relatively simple. Before experiencing any issues, I had an 8GB flash drive that was recognized by sudo fdisk -l ...
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How to solve error “Structure needs cleaning on root file system”?

I am using a ubuntu virtual host to host some websites. Sadly, I had some troubles and had to hard-reboot the server and now it seems like the file system is corrupted. Although, I am able to boot and ...
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Trying to Install Ubuntu on a corrupt windows 10 install [duplicate]

I'm trying to install Ubuntu as a temporary OS on my Lenovo Ideapad 110 until I can get another copy of windows. Only thing is that every time I try to boot into the setup it always boots into the ...
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Problem with Flashtool checksum

I've downloaded the package flashtool-0.9.23.1-linux.tar.7z from http://www.flashtool.net/downloads_linux.php. As you can see, the MD5 hash is 3C70AF72F9B9E45C195F9192409E0C0F. This is the second ...
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Cannot fix Apt corrupted files [duplicate]

Just after the regular update, I found the apt in a stuck state with corrupted files. Please help me recover. $ sudo apt-get update Hit:1 http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease ...
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Is there a way to fix/repair a damaged storage device?

Say I mistakenly take out an SD Card or External HDD while it is being written to, and it needs to be repaired. Similar to Windows, when a damaged/slightly corrupted storage device is inserted, it ...
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`sudo apt-get dist-upgrade`/`autoremove` Reliably Corrupts Filesystem and Boot

I have a dual boot setup using Ubuntu Mate 17.04, fully patched and up-to-date. (The other OS, Windows 10, was installed first. Then, Ubuntu was installed using default options second.) However, ...
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Ubuntu 17.04 + Windows 10 Dualboot Corrupts My Ubuntu Partition

I installed Ubuntu 17.04 (Budgie) just fine a couple days ago as a second partition on my hard drive (the other being Windows 10), and I wasn't having any problems until I decided to boot to Windows ...
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System goes into read-only mode after installing 17.04

After installing Ubuntu 17.04, my system started to randomly go into read-only mode. I am not sure whether the problem is hardware related, which is why I am seeking help here. The following is the ...
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Corrupted folders content on USB flash drive

I'm using XUBUNTU (Linux apollon 4.4.0-62-generic #83-Ubuntu SMP Wed Jan 18 14:10:15 UTC 2017 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux). I insert an USB flashdrive. It mounts correctly. $lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN ...
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Failed kernel upgrade - depmod syntax error?

I have encountered a problem trying to upgrade my kernel (linux-image-4.4.0-75-generic). I was getting this error: Running depmod. Failed to run depmod I checked the permissions on depmod: root@...
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Recover a corrupt directory? [duplicate]

I do some photography, and I was trying to copy all of my recent raws (.NEF files, since I use a Nikon camera) from my SD card to an HDD that I have mounted (formatted in NTFS) using the basic copy/...