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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

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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How to fix corrupted folder showing "empty but isn't in the process of photorec?

The process of photorec was recovering data from my drive into this one folder, where my laptop then shutdown due to low battery.... I cannot now see anything in the directory containing 200gb data ...
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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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Partition corrupted, systems not functioning

I have run fsck after the system automatically entered initramfs mode. fsck reported many problems. After fixing all of them with fsck, although the partition was clean, the system starts showing lots ...
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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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Ubuntu partitions (turned to free space !) not showing anywhere ! Please help?

Four days ago, I simply shut down when in windows but when turned on the next time errors were coming either unable to find disk to boot or disk read error. I tried a Ubuntu live stick, but to my ...
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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/...
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Is immediate powerdown bad for Ubuntu

I just got 17.04 because it runs Linux 4.10 which is optimized for my AMD Ryzen which I am overclocking and benchmarking. I am experimenting with extreme numbers, and quite often the computer freezes ...
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Hard disk corruption in PC or any other hardware problem?

Had windows before. Got memory management & bad header etc blue screen errors. Now using live Ubuntu persistent USB. Unable to copy large files(>1GB) in system ,it freezes the PC and had to ...
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Ubuntu & Win10 dual boot - shared data partition

I have an ASUS notebook dual boot Win10 and Ubuntu 16.04. I also set up a data partition formated as FAT32, so that both systems can use it. I first worked in Windows and saved some of my files in ...
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Delete folder with infinite items

Right after copying a folder to my SD card, I unmounted it and removed it from the slot. The problem is, I removed it before it was done unmounting, and now that folder is now named "ELEILE" (from "...
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Erasing a corrupted flash drive [closed]

I have a 2TB flash drive that was corrupted when I pulled it out without ejecting it first. I am trying to erase the files, delete the partition, and reformat the whole thing. All the obvious things ...
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Can Ubuntu be installed from a USB memory stick with bad blocks (or clusters) on it?

I have spent a few days trying to install Ubuntu from a USB memory stick with at least one bad block (or Cluster) on it. I have tried formatting it from an existing Ubuntu machine and from Windows ...
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Drive locked with hdparm during secure erase and power down

I had the misfortune of trying A LOW LEVEL FORMAT on a Dell XPS 15z with a Toshiba MQ01ABC150 drive without paying full attention. I performed the following: hdparm -I /dev/sda hdparm --user-master u ...
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How to identify and correct corruption of Ubuntu installation?

I set up a new computer with Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS (GNU/Linux 4.4.0-45-generic x86_64) It was working fine for a while but then started giving me address boundary errors and my Unity desktop theme ...
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Google Chrome personal data loss after every reboot

After every reboot Chrome asks me to login again. Besides chrome asking me to login, I also have to enter Facebook 2-way code again (As if every time were my first time logging in from this Computer). ...
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Why Ubuntu LTS 16.04 suddenly shutdown?

I have a problem and can't find a solution. I'm really new in linux system, so ask me for whatever you need. My computer shut down suddenly when I ran some programs (like if I take out the electric ...
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Bash history corrupted after power loss

I went to the store and when I came back, I found that I had forgotten to plug in my laptop and It had died from a low battery. When I rebooted, I was surprised to find that my bash history, instead ...
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Undeletable directory in lost+found

How can I delete this directory? I did fsck and it has found some garbage, I looked through these files and there wasn't something important. So I've tried to delete the contents of /lost+found and ...
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Unable to mount hard drive “NTFS $Bitmap” and fsck not working [duplicate]

I'm a noob so bear with me on this. Back Story: Windows 10 corrupted my Hard disk, now trying to fix it via Ubuntu 15.04 on a pendrive. What I want to do: I need to mount my hard disk with ...
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Repairing Flash Drive that wasn't ejected with I/O errors?

I was dumb and didn't eject my flash drive, now it won't show up in mount, can't be manually mounted, dd just hangs when trying to zero it out, and I get I/O errors when trying to format it. I know ...
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Recover files from Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I was trying to move (ctrl + X) from Ubuntu Desktop to a memory card. Moved upto 8G files but unfortunately the card reader disturbed. Got error and when I re insert the card reader I got another ...
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LVM Check Disk for Bad Sectors with RAID Mirroring to Fix Them?

I'm working on creating a very reliable, high-volume storage server on Ubuntu. Suppose you have a large 4 TB RAID1 set of 2 disks on LVM... At this size, I find it's more common to get a bad sector. ...
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Restore content of corrupted system file

How can I restore the content of one of Ubuntu's system files? Background: I've turned the file /lib/systemd/system/NetworkManager-wait-online.service into an unreadable binary file (I have no more ...
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Have a new Dell Inspiron 15 with Ubuntu 14.14LTS but have massive technical problems [duplicate]

I've just bought a new Dell Inspiron 15 3000 series Laptop with Ubuntu 14.14LTS pre-installed but after a failed attempt at upgrading to Ubuntu v15.10 "Wily Warewolf", I had to do a factory reset ...
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WD External HDD Input Output Error,

I got the WD My Passport 259F harddisk. After I transferred data onto the harddisk, I clicked "Safely Remove Drive". Perhaps, I removed it too quickly, then when I inserted back, I got the following ...