General :: Live CD To Recover Stored Important Scripts?
Feb 21, 2011
My system got crashed yesterday. Before I do any mess up with it I would like to backup some important scripts stored in it. With so many live cds available I am confused which one is to choose. It should not be too big (in terms of mb). Any small Live cd will do.
Can a Live CD store programs so that every time the machine is rebooted, one doesn't need to reinstall everything? I want to have a Live CD (Not USB) able to run on any computer that I put the CD in and boot from. I burned Ubuntu 10.10 to a rewritable DVD 4.7 GB, because I don't have a spare flash drive but I have several of the DVD+RW. What I'm looking to do is have Ubuntu on my DVD with Microsoft 2007 installed to it via wine.
I'm trying to restore the grub using a ubuntu 9.10 live cd. I have two partitions in my computer, and i used the partition that contained Vista to install windows 7. Now, i'm trying to restore the grub so that i can also boot ubuntu.
When i do "sudo fdisk -l", the output is:
Disk /dev/sda: 120.0 GB, 120034123776 bytes 138 heads, 12 sectors/track, 141571 cylinders Units = cylinders of 1656 * 512 = 847872 bytes Disk identifier: 0x0fb3cfe1
I'm not at all sure what happened, but now Ubuntu won't boot. A program just froze (as programs often do), so I shut down and rebooted, only to find pages and pages of gibberish about ATA sectors and stuff when I tried to get GRUB to load my usual Ubuntu platform (Karmic Koala). I tried "recovery" platforms and older ones, but no luck. I'm now using the Live CD and I've found an error saying "DISK HAS MANY BAD SECTORS" about my '160GB ATA Hitachi HTS542516K9SA00'. It apparently has 109 bad sectors, and the Live CD's assessment is that I "replace the disc".
I have machine that I used to VNC to on my network with Remote Desktop Viewer from my Fedora 12. When I first connected I checked the checkbox that I wanted to store the pw. Now the pw on the other machine has changed but Remote Desktop Viewer does not ask for a new password, it just gives me a black screen, like I am connected but I can't see anything. I'd like to know if anyone knows where this pw data is stored on the system so I can start fresh. I already tried uninstalling Remote Desktop Viewer and installing it again.
A recent update messed up my Ubuntu (actually Xubuntu) laptop, and so I want to recover a few important files off of it before reinstalling the OS.I cannot boot into Ubuntu on my hard drive, so I put in one of my Live CDs, but couldn't figure out how to get the files from my hard drive.I googled the problem, but all the solutions talked about recovering Windows files with a Live CD.I need to recover my files that were in Ubuntu
I just downloaded, burned, and tried the ISO image. only to find out it's not a bootable, live CD, but rather a Windows program, ie. it requires booting into Windows and running it from the CD, which is not a good idea since the first thing to do in this case is to quit the OS to prevent it from using those newly available sectors to write new data. can a Linux-based live CD try and recover files recently deleted in an NTFS partition?
I haven't run into this with ubuntu before. I am trying to recover some files from a damaged hard drive and when I try to use the no change to computer option I get to a log in screen. But, I don't have a user name or a password at that point.
I'm running an Ubuntu 9.10 Linux server. I'm trying to find a way to backup the machine while it is running and from what I see, this eliminates the disk clone utilities. All of the disk clone stuff I have seen for Linux requires that you reboot into a special live CD.So my question is this, what is the best solution for backing up the system while it is running? Also, I don't really care about the OS config too much, I just want to be able to keep my stored files and my programs that I have installed on it.
nothing informative from me as of now, although I have only been out of "Windows" for a little less than a day, I suppose the only alternative conversation topic is a simple request for those more experienced users to point out some major/musts about topics to focus on as I'm new to open source ANYTHING, really
To think I was so "under the gun" about spending loads of cash to keep up with the IT group of choice, I have gained some much needed relaxation w/my cup a tea. Pinpointed request, I guess, "when you first started, and knowing what you can do with it now, would you be obliged to say 'HEY, THIS IS THIS, BUT WATCH OUT FOR THIS'
I'm sure I've done this before and never ran into trouble so it's not like I wasn't thinking, just something went wrong this time and I'm screwed. I'll post a fdisk -l to show ya what I mean.
[root@localhost ~]# fdisk -l /dev/sda Warning: invalid flag 0x0000 of partition table 5 will be corrected by w(rite) Disk /dev/sda: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Disk identifier: 0x624aa2e0
Well I tried to install Pclinuxos 2010 to the same partitions as Mint 7 and basically just over write it (this I have done before) but this time Pclinuxos says there is a bad block and it can't copy files to / (sda7) I didn't think much of it at the time and thought I would try to install it (Pclinuxos) on a separate 100 gb usb drive and it was a sucessful install.
After booting Pclinuxos I try to access my 1TB sda hard drive and I can ony access sda1 .....when I look at /dev/sda in gparted is shows the whole disk as unallocated.I have done nothing at this point in time other than what I just said because I am very afraid of loosing all my pictures and everything else on that disk....and for those that will say always back up ....if ya think I'm not kicking myself right now your dead wrong......
I have read many articles by eminent Linux users who laugh off, when they are asked "is a command line knowledge necessary"?. They go on to say that Linux Distros have evolved so much that the GUI is sufficient! I use my Win.desktop for 1)checking the news, 2)checking my e-mail, 3)writing a blog, 4)Listening to music, and 5)since i am a consultant physician, with specialization in diabetology,keeping up with the trends by visiting a few professional websites! So, my needs are few!Which Distribution would you suggest to a completely Linux-ignorant person,and that's me!
where the Kooka settings file(s) are stored? I screwed up the appearance of my Kooka window, and have been unable to revert, so I would like to delete the Kooka settings file in hopes of starting over. (I tried uninstalling Kooka, but it didn't help--the settings weren't deleted.) I only know it's somewhere in my home folder, because I opened Kooka in another user account, and found the default settings there.
I was using a customized version of ubuntu 10.04 earliervideos which I use to stream were stored in /tmpA week before I switched to 10.10 Now the problem is that the streamed videos are not getting stored in the /tmpsomebody help me with this ... is there any other place where the videos are getting stored.if so, please tell me .... is there any other way by which I can download the videos
While studying where all my (16 GB solid state) disk space is used with Disk Usage Analyzer I found that about a half gigabyte was under sys/devices/pci0000:00/pci0000:00:01.0. In fact it was taken up by two files resource2 and resource2_wc. Both files are dated today.
Can anyone enlighten me to what these subdirectories and files are? My desktop with conventional rotating hard drives do not have any space used under /sys/devices so I am guessing the subdirectories and files are related to the Solid State drive.
I was installing some software on my linux system and then i get long list of errors. Now i can go up and see when did it starts so i want to know the log file where the full error gets stored so that i can look when it started
!<number> to execute the Nth command(use history to see the list). Or you can use
to cd into the value in the first field that was executed 2 commands ago Anyhow, say I run a command and the output is a path. Any way to cd and then some variable where OUTPUT of the previous command was stored? A variable that always stores the OUTPUT of the last command.