My main hard disk died and I replaced it. After installing windows in a small partition in /dev/sda, I thought I will try linux mint and went for it. (I need windows to play AOE, but ubuntu is my primary OS)I didnt see the options properly or some distraction, I choose the "install alongside windows" option probably expecting it to install it in the unallocated partition next to the windows installation. I had completely forgotten my second internal drive /dev/sdb which has the backup data. Linux mint went and installed itself on that drive.
Is there a way to recover individual files from the second harddrive. Now if I boot or open it through live cd, all I see in the linux mint file systems. I want to aleast recover my CV/resume from the second drive. The second drive is a single ext4 file system The old drive is completely dead, it doesnt even get recognized when I attach it to SATA.
On my drive I had 2 partitions for an Ubuntu 9.04 (swap, /) and one partition for Windows. I figured out that I should upgrade my Ubuntu, so I deleted the "/" partition and in its place created 2 new partitions (/, /home) .
After installing the latest Ubuntu 11.04, I realised that although I had backuped everything I needed in a 2nd disk and I could access those folders and their data from my Ubuntu 9.04, both my Windows and the 11.04 can locate neither the folders nor the data now. I have no idea why this happened (perhaps some issue with the mounting?) I have tried the trial version of Stellar Phoenix linux data recovery tool, but it cannot locate the old partitions.
Last night I made the mistake of formatting my media drive. Before the format, it was ext4. then I formatted it to ext4 again because I wasn't paying attention to what I was doing(this mistake only gets made once). Now im looking for away to recover any/all of my data. The drive in question is 1tb. I have not written any new files to this drive.
OK I Have a server half way around the world and I've got a problem (hopefully small), I had to have my main drive replaced and now I need to recover the LVM so I can access the other 2 hard drives with all the data on them. The problem is these drives used LVM and encription on them. Also the mysql partition was removed (also on the failed drive)
The setup is as follows 40GB SSD (this drive was replaced) 2X 500GB SATA These drives are encrypted and used raid and LVM But im really unsure how to get to the data/set it back up like it was before. Now before the hard drive was replaced I was smart enough to create a image of the drive with dd. Il try to list a few things I think are important Firstly this is what I used to start the drives up with the old drive.
This community is very helpful to me.i have one external usb harddisk but its not getting detected any where.i have some important data.i want to recover that data.so could any one telme how to recover data from dead usb external hard drive.any help appreciated please helpme.no hardware is detecting but one small green light is coming.
A friend installed Lucid on his system that has three hard drives. For some reason it installed on his secondary, data drive. Now all his files are gone. Is there a utility out there that would enable him to recover any files from this formatted disk?
i wanted to change the format of my backup drive from ext4 to ntfs. what i thought would be possible without erasing the data, was simply done by formating the drive. but because this took only 6 sec, i have still hope that my data was not completely destroyed. are there any possibilities that i get my data back? i unmounted the drive afterwards and did not write anything to it.
I have an external 250gb hard drive where I had copied all my documents, pictures, etc etc. I wanted to reinstall windows xp on internal hard drive but I made a mistake and deleted the partition on the 250gb external hard drive. Is there a way to recover those files? I didn't format the 250gb hard drive. If yes, which software do you guys recommend? If this needs to be posted on another forum please let me know.
My laptop has two os. one is windows vista. and other is Ubuntu. I am currently on ubuntu system, this is my primary OS.There are 4 partitions of my hard diskWindows OSLinux(Ubuntu OSData Now the problem part. The data partition is NTFS. I have mounted this partition on the location /media/windrive-a under ubuntu OS.A little while back i decided to delete the mounting of the data partition and i fired command rm -r /media/windrive-a/. To give me a shock; all my data on data drive is gone.Now, I know this is not the command to remove mounted partition. But I have committed the wrong. Is there any way i can get my data back. These are very important data for me.
I'm trying to recover a lost partition from a faulty SSD . I've used Linux last time, hence I'm a bit rusty. Still I'm trying to recover a damaged SSD filesystem on a eeePC 900 of a friend of mine ...Here are the details.
Asus eeePC 900
- 4GB primary SSD (OS is installed in here and works fine)
- 16GB secondary SSD (this one is faulty; after a few weeks of problems this friend of mine made some sort of system restore, but Linux couldn't use it correctly and trashed it away with all of it's data ... he couldn't explain it better to me. I'd like to recover the files from within this SSD)
Here's what I did on the eeePC:
1) fdisk -l Disk /dev/sdb: 16.1GB, 16139354112 bytes ... /dev/sdb 1 1962 15759733+ 83 Linux
I'm trying to find out the right words without generating any inflammatory answers from the community ... I currently kinda have only a Windows Seven installation available to work with ...
If you're still with me I add a few more details. That's all been done on the Win machine.I've managed to load the sdb.img file with Gizmo (it's a little software that mounts img files). Gizmo couldn't load the sdb1 partition inside of it but ... another program called PhotoRec managed to access the mounted disk, found the ext3 partition inside of it (gave me a few errors though) and successfully recover a lot of files :-) Well, a lot, not all of them, and not every recovered file was good That's a first improvement, that tells me sdb.img actually contains valid data even if only partially valid. I don't know if PhotoRec is to be blamed for the failed ones or the SSD image file did not contain enough valid data to let PhotoRec do a good job.
Now I would go back to Linux. I'm well aware that Linux has more potentials than Windows when it comes to handling disk images, loopback devices and so on; but, as I already said earlier, I'm a bit rusty.I'm willing to make a fresh installation of Linux (maybe Ubuntu) on a spare harddisk in order to get full advantage of that and dig deeper but I need directions when it comes to recover that lost partition. I'd like to try and recover the entire partition (not only a few files), maybe rebuilding the ext3 superblock or whatever.Here I'm lost, I don't know what has been developed in the last years regarding partition recovery in Linux, what tools are available, which forums deal with such techniques, I'd like to be pointed in the right direction.
I was syncing my palm pilot but some setting must've been wrong: instead of putting the files from my hard disk to the palm pilot it took the blank files from the palm pilot and wrote them over my back-up. Anyway, I'm about sick of palm but I want to get this file back. Is there anyway I can restore to an earlier version of this file? I'm about to reboot with sys rescue cd.
I have installed ubuntu to my pc. i made 3 partitions. one for system, one for data and one for swap. two of them were ext4. after some time i have reinstalled ubuntu again. but this time i didn't put to format the second partition, but just mount it using ext4. after that i cannot open my files. checked with gparted shows that 2GB used, but with df 188MB. and in properties writes ext3/ext4 filesystem. i used chown, chgrp but didn't help. please help, these data are ver important. i cannot lose them.
I spent about a year on linux and had all sorts of very very important documents and files saved in my system. I cannot stress the importance of these documents and know that I am retarded for not making backups. We will start another thread for people to yell at me if you want. Heres the deal, XP was installed on this computer yesterday. They did a boot from disc install, deleting the partition and installing a fresh copy of XP.
Now XP is back on this cpu. My question is, is there ANYWAY long, short, whatever that I can find those files or maybe go back to my old install of ubuntu? I've heard a lot about bootloaders and whatnot but I have to get those files. I have a bunch of assignments due and need these files.
I put dual OS in my desktop. One is XP, and another one is RedHat EL5. when i installed EL5 in my system, the XP content and my personal files gone. XP is in D drive and EL5 in E drive. My personal files are in C & F drive. Now I would like to recover C & F drive files.
I tried to to install Kubuntu on a usb port to make it portable. I used my buddies laptop and when the program asked if i wanted to erase the Hard drive I made it erase the USB port and install on there. When I was finished windows would no load up from the Hard drive on the Laptop and the message I got was a code and grub rescue. How can I recover Windows with out erasing the files?
I didn't know a resize operation on a 750 GB disk was going to take 40+ hours, and I was biting my nails the whole time, until the power went out when "only" 8 hours where left.I can still mount the partition, and many of the files are still there, but some files show as '? ? ? ? ? filename.ext' with ls -l.If I try to go inside such a directory: Input/output error.
We are currently running Redhat 5.4 64Bit (Build 2.6.18-164.e15) however having issues with tar files that are greater than 2TB in size.
We have been told that upgrading the kernel to support the ext4 file system (supported in version 5.5?) and mounting the current 10TB nas share as an ext 4 file system may solve our over 2TB file size issues. Are their limitations within the ext3 file system that cause issues to files greater than 2TB and if this is the case Do we have to update the kernel (complete rebuild), or can we load a package on the redhat box to support the ext 4 file system Where do we get the upgrade/package. I have logged onto the redhat site and can not find kernel updates but can find the full installation packages. We are not connected directly to the internet and do not have access to the update repository
I've been using Linux for a few years and have managed to find what I need searching (including this great site) until now. I have managed to mess up a substantial partition and don't want to possibly make a bad situation worse by bungling around an area I know next to nothing about. I'll try to explain it fully.I finally built a new PC (750GB internal HDD, 4GB RAM). I'm used to Kubuntu so I installed that (10.04 x86_64bit); partitioned sda1 1GB swap / sda2 OS 20GB ext4 / balance sda3 home ext4 for time being. Everything runs sweet. My old PC (very, PIII, but more recent 500GB internal HDD) partitioned sda1 486.31MB swap / sda2 OS 22.82GB ext4 / balance (442.46GB) sda3 home ext3 (ext3 because /home was inherited from an earlier install prior to Kubuntu going ext4). Old PC was having PSU prob. I don't have an external HDD or any other large HDD and not enough DVDRs for 280GB or so of data current in /home. So I backed up what I could risking the old PC working long enough. Got the critical stuff, business etc. There remained some 150GB or so, years of pictures, videos, info on car repairs etc (some but by no means all on semi annual DVDR backups). Free space current in new PC's /home partition ~500GB. So I took out the HDD from the old PC and put it in the new in order to copy the remainder then use it in the new PC; made sure BIOS of new PC indicated this 2nd drive did not have boot priority. The correct install booted.
To my surprise (maybe not yours?) during boot with zero indication, Kubuntu decided to use the 2nd HDD's /home partition for its new 442.46GB swap partition instead! I was horrified. I unmounted it immediately but... according to GParted the partition with all those files to copy is now:/dev/sbd3 File System: unknown 442.46GB Used: --- Unused: --- no flags
I was surprised by kubuntu changing its partitions without input and assuming a ext3 file system on a secondary HD for a 442.46GB swap partition. But, mistake's on me. Call it a lesson. Now I need to know more but don't want to experiment unduly on this drive and possibly make things worse: What should I do next?
I removed my Ubuntu install and decided to replace it with Debian. I backed up the /home directory onto the Windoze installation on the other hard drive. That was a "home.disk" file. Now, I copied the file over to the Debian hard drive, and can't figure out how to recover the files. Is this possible to do in Debian?
I used Total Commander and connected FTP to write website. Today I accidently deleted some files. How to recover them?Recover using Total Commander or log in Putty? If using Putty, what commands are used to recover?