Ubuntu :: Installed Over Windows XP And Accidentally Formatted Drive?

Jun 18, 2010

Is there any software for Ubuntu that can bring the files all back?

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Recovering Accidentally Formatted Hard Drive?

Jan 16, 2010

I'm on the latest Ubuntu OS on my netbook trying to make a USB Startup Disk. I have a 1GB USB and a 500GB hard drive plugged in to then netbook. I run the USB Startup Disk program, and it tells me I need to format the USB drive. Okay, so I press format, only to realize that I'm formatting the 500GB hard drive.However, when I pressed format it give me an error saying the disk could not be mounted. I did something on Disk Utility and now I have a FAT32 system on the hard drive with nothing in it. Now my ultimate question is, am I able to recover the data that was on the hard drive?The hard drive was formatted in HFS+, it was a Mac-formatted hard drive. Will I need to use a Mac in order to try to restore my files?

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Ubuntu :: Recover Accidentally Formatted Win 7?

Jul 1, 2011

I accidentally formatted my Win 7 partition. I there any possibility of recovery? Failing that, is there any way to salvage files etc?

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Ubuntu :: Get Windows To Recognize A Formatted Hard Drive?

May 31, 2010

Is there any way to make windows recognise my second hard drive (Which is fully exclusive to ubuntu) and access it? Iv'e been getting a few BSOD's since installing ubuntu and I'm pretty sure it's because windows keeps trying to access it and failing.

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Ubuntu :: Portable Drive Formatted Does Not Work In Windows?

Sep 22, 2010

I have a 60 GB Hitachi hard drive and a Rosewill drive enclosure. The drive originally ran Ubuntu on my laptop. I reformated a couple of times with a different formats and it works in Ubuntu. However, Win XP and Windows 7 reads and loads the enclosure but the drive never mounts nor is it visible in explorer.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Accidentally Formatted /home Partition - Recovery?

Feb 11, 2011

I was installing 10.10 x64 today. I wanted to manually partition the disks, since I have a /home partition from a 9.10 installation which I want to keep.Unfortunately, I selected to convert the ext3 /home partition to ext4 and didn't realise it was formatting the partition until it had just begun. In desperation, I pulled the power plug, but now I can't access the partition (using the LiveCD) - comes with an input/output error.What are some strategies to recover the data on the partly formatted partition? I don't think much, if any, was actually formatted.

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General :: Windows - Mount A USB Drive That's Been Formatted On A Mac?

May 1, 2010

Is it possible, using Ubuntu 9.04, to mount a USB HDD that's been formatted on a Mac (HFS+?)

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Ubuntu :: Recover Files After Formatted Drive To NTFS With Windows

Apr 3, 2011

I accidentally formatted a drive that was ext4 to NTFS in Windows (using quick format only). I tried TestDisk, it does find a deleted partition but doesn't seem to find any files or be able to recover anything. Is there any way I can recover the files?

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General :: Get Files In Windows From Partly Formatted SATA Drive (system)?

Mar 16, 2011

I have purchased a DLink Sharecenter Pulse NAS as my PC failed. I wanted to put the two SATA drives in and extract the data before formatting to use as JBOD or RAID. However, before I managed to access my data, the setup software started formatting the drives. I switched it off immediately.

Purchased a SATA to USB2 lead and connected to my work laptop but I cannot see the drive(s). Used Partition Magic and each drive has 3 partitions - of which show about 74GB as used and 2 x 512MB as not. Looks like the drives have been partly set for Linux but the format was not comlete. Have tried to use explore2fs to read them but I cannot access the 74 GB partition only one of the 512MB partitions.

I'm a bit stuck now - any one got any ideas how I can get my files off the 74GB partition before I put them back in the NAS to format.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Installed Via Usb Drive And Cd - Windows Xp And Windows 7 - Permission Denied

Jun 16, 2011

I have a problem when i installed ubuntu via usb drive and cd.. and i try it in windows xp and windows 7. it's a same problem .. but this is the error message " permission denied "

The log:

Also i try this v Ubuntu 11.04 Ubuntu 10.10

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Ubuntu Installation :: Accidentally Installed 2 Bootloaders

Apr 2, 2011

Just installed Ubuntu 10.10 as a dual boot on my Windows 7 Ultimate machine, and it's working quite nicely.However, when booting windows, I have to go through a second, extra bootloader to get there.The first is less pretty, and has lots of options (grubv1.98+ 20100804- 5ubuntu3), the second is prettier and has just 2 boot options, Windows and Ubuntu. It's not crippling, but it is annoying to have to go through two, and I'd like to get rid of one.I think I know why this has happened; I installed Ubuntu from Windows using the wubi installation program, then decided that wasn't what I really wanted to do (I'd cleaned out an entire hdd partition specifically for Linux, so having it embedded in a Windows file seemed unnecessarily complex). I deleted the install manually - NOT with the windows uninstaller, stupidly, as I didn't realise that was possible. Presumably, this did not remove the bootloader. I then installed ubuntu from CD on my empty partition.I haven't tinkered with it too much, as it works currently and I don't want to risk make things worse by not knowing what I'm doing. Firstly, has this happened for the reason I think? Is there a way to delete just the second, presumably obsolete bootloader without damaging the first? I was considering doing a quick reinstall from Windows to allow me to do a proper uninstall, but I really don't want to risk ending up with 3 bootloaders!The obvious, long approach is to start fresh by letting Windows rewrite the MBR with a rescue disk, and then install ubuntu just once - is this the best option? Would this even work?

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General :: Formatted HDD - Erased XP - Installed Backtrack 4

Apr 8, 2010

In what started as a quest to get free wifi, I have recently gotten in way over my head. After unsuccesfully trying to use a virtual drive, I decided to erase my HDD on my laptop completely, wiping out my Windows XP and installed Backtrack 4 in it's place.

My goal amongst others, was to create a 20% partition for Backtrack and run XP on the rest of it. Well, I couldn't figure out how to do it. My only option was format and install backtrack.

So now I'm typing on my iPhone cuz I know absolutely nothing about Linux or how it works. My computer has no Internet. It doesn't recognize my Ethernet NIC, my wireless card and probably alot of other stuff.

SO ANYWAYS I don't want to give up. I'm ready to learn. I guess the first order of business is to get my Ethernet Card working so I don't have to type on this damn phone. So how do I do it?

Here is the hardware list:

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Ubuntu :: Windows Xp Installed On C Drive And Install It On D?

Feb 9, 2011

I downloaded Ubuntu 10.10.

I extracted the iso file.

2] I made a bootable cd out of the extracted data.
3] Now the CD does not boot

I have windows xp installed on C drive and wanted to install it on D.

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Ubuntu :: Find Out Which Was The Original Installation Version That First Installed After Formatted The Disk

Sep 12, 2010

I have been upgrading Ubuntu as its new distributions are released every six months regularly since quite some time now. Is there a way I can find out which was the original installation version that I first installed after I formatted my disk. I mean as far as I remember I have been using this state of my Ubuntu since 8.04 and have been upgrading since then, but I am not sure.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Installed 10.04 On A New Hard Drive - Windows Won't Boot

Jun 11, 2010

So I JUST installed 10.04 on a new hard drive for the third time. I had it completely wipe the hard drive and install ubuntu itself (so i couldn't mess anything up). Well NOW it won't even boot up ubuntu much less my windows hd.

So the setup is, my first harddrive which is 640gb and has my windows on it, and then my second harddrive which is 80gb and has my freshly installed ubuntu 10.04 on it. Neither will load. I don't even get a loading screen, I just get a flashing line after my mobo's splash screen.

I ran some boot loader info script and one of the first lines was

Code:

No boot loader is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda

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Ubuntu :: OS Image - Get My Hard Drive Re-formatted?

Mar 20, 2010

I did something to my Windows partition that seams to be unrecoverable,so I thought that I would get my hard drive re-formated. But, I want to store my OS image (I'm sure that thats the right term... I'm just gonna hop you lknow what I'm talking about) on a CD. I know programs that do this for windows but I don't know any that can do this for Linux/Ubuntu.

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Ubuntu :: Can't Read Ntfs On GTP Formatted Drive

Jun 30, 2010

So I currently have OSX and Windows 7 install on my hardrive - I would like to add 10.04 in the mix, however it will not let me resize my Windows partition because it does not recognize it as ntfs. It will not let me mount it via cli or gui and gparted will only offer to remove the partition - not resize.

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Ubuntu :: Data Recovery Of A Formatted Drive?

Jul 10, 2010

Could I please have some recommendations for Data Recovery of a Formatted Drive. There are so many choices out there that I don't know which one I wanna use.

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Ubuntu :: Recovering A Formatted Hard Drive?

Jan 23, 2011

I wanted to format my Flash USB drive !! and by mistake i choose my external Hard Drive (NTFS) and formated the drive gain to NTFS later when i released that this is not the USB flash drive it was too late to abort or do anything

is there any way to recover my lost data ?! i mean i know about the tools like Recuva ! But the problems that it recover data mixed up in each other

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Ubuntu :: Video Driver - Accidentally Installed NVidia Hardware Acceleration - XBMC Does Not Work

Nov 14, 2010

While installing XBMC, which was working with my standard Ubuntu install, I accidentally installed NVidia hardware acceleration (sudo apt-get install libvdpau1 nvidia-185-libvdpau) on a notebook with ATI video.

Now XBMC does not work and says it requires OpenGL. apt-get remove does not work for that package because it's transitional. how I can get my stuff working like it was?

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Ubuntu :: Install 10.10 On To A Freshly Formatted Hard Drive?

Nov 9, 2010

Ive got a Sony GRt816S laptop which Im trying to install 10.10 on to a freshly formatted hard drive. I downloaded the file burnt it to disk and tried to run it. I get to the first screen where It asks me if i want to run for CD, install or do memory check. - memory checks works fine but the install and run from CD options just hang before I get anywhere near an actual install screen (or anything that remotely looks like one)

I just see a purple ubuntu screen with 4 dots which alternate between red and white ocassionally. I've left it running over night and nothing happens.I read on the forum that it might be the original file, so tested it on a different pc and it worked fine. I know what Im doing with PCs but am a total novice when it comes to Linux, ubuntu or anything thing non-windows related .

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Ubuntu :: Recover Files From Formatted Thumb Drive

Apr 17, 2011

I formatted a thumb drive on Windows (not quick format) that contains files I need (video files). Unfortunately, my attempt to recover them with both PhotoRec and TestDisk failed: neither of them found the files. I know they are still there because I scanned it with some Windows software (File Scavenger) and it detected them. I'd like to try to do this with Linux, to figure out how to do it, and save money at the same time.

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Ubuntu Installation :: 'How To Boot From USB Flash Drive / Formatted Ext4'

Apr 29, 2010

how to boot Ubuntu from USB flash drive that is formatted ext4?That is, making a portable ubuntu. But not merely a LiveUSB created using the 'Universal USB Installer' or 'UNetbootin' because the LiveUSBs created using these applications are formatted in FAT32 and uses a persistent partition just to save the changes and files.If I have your attention, what we want to achieve is a portable and bootable Ubuntu in a flash drive that is formatted in ext4.

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General :: Roll Back Ubuntu Formatted Drive To FAT32?

Jan 21, 2010

I loaded Ubuntu 8.4 on a data drive (second drive no OS) from a Windows XP-SP3 system. I MEANT to load it on the main XP OS drive. Bottom line I formatted a FAT-32 with Ubuntu 8.4. Can I (freeware hopefully) roll back the Ubuntu formatted drive to FAT-32 so I can recover my data?

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Fedora :: Recover Data On LVM Formatted Drive?

Aug 19, 2010

I have a laptop with Fedora 12 on it and I accidentally did an dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda (since then I learned to think before I type)
anyway, I stopped it in time (I hope), it only zeroed first 60 MB. So, it killed partition table and boot partition. What I need is home partition, and it should be untouched. home is on a LVM device (fedora default install settings), and I tried testdisk (supposedly handles LVM) but it found only one partition (I guess it's a LVM physical device, as there should be 3 partitions, /, /home and swap) and said it's not recoverable.

Is there a way to get access to files on that partition (partition itself, including file table should be untouched). Partition contains various data (video, audio, and text) I need back (and it's my data, not backed up, and not something I can redownload). Is there any software that can help me with this, and if not, is it theoretically doable (I believe it should be, as the partition itself is not damaged, so it should be possible to read file names and link them with data on disk, am I right)? what is a good way to image the disk, so I can reinstall the laptop while trying to rescue data from image?

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General :: Mounting Ext3 Formatted Drive?

Feb 16, 2011

I am trying to install a harddisk, which is already formatted as ext3, into my Qnap NAS box. The web interface of the NAS box shows, that the harddrive has been detected, but I am not able to mount any of its partitions.This is the output from fdisk -l:

Code:
Disk /dev/sdb: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders

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Ubuntu :: Drive Formatted - Mount Partition For Disk Data Recovery

Nov 1, 2010

I accidentally formatted a 2TB drive of mine (big oops), but have recovered 2 of the 3 partitions using testdisk. My third partition is a LUKS encrypted partition. Testdisk managed to recover a piece of it, but it won't mount as most of it is unallocated. The partition originally occupied all space from sector 2,930,272,065 to the end of the disk -- sector 3,907,024,064. That is about 473 GBs. Currently, the partition only uses space from sector 2,930,272,065 to 2,930,288,129, about 7.84 MB.

The rest of the space is unallocated. Now what I need to do, is to expand the partition so that it occupies all the space that it used to. How would I do this? I cannot resize the partition, cause it would try to recreate the filesystem AFAIK and I don't want that, as it will fry my data. My data is not terribly important, but I would rather have it then not. I attached a screenie of kpartitionmanager. The partition in question is /dev/sdb2.

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General :: How To Do Clean Install Onto A Newly Formatted Drive

Jan 25, 2011

How to do a clean install onto a newly formatted drive

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CentOS 5 :: Adding Previously Formatted LVM Hard Drive?

Oct 6, 2010

I added a formatted LVM hard drive ( hdb: WDC WD800BB-55JKC0, ATA DISK drive) to my current server. I need to review its contents, save any data I need, and then reformat the drive and extend the current systems LVM to include the new drive. I am unable to mount the new drive using the following steps and need to mount the LVM new drive. As I explain below, I have learned that I am not supposed to directly mount an LVM volume. Here is the work I have done to date,.

1. MAKE SURE THE DRIVE IS FOUND:
dmesg | grep drive
hda: MAXTOR STM3160215A, ATA DISK drive
hdb: WDC WD800BB-55JKC0, ATA DISK drive

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Fedora :: Wrong Drive Formatted - Recover Lost Data?

Oct 30, 2009

I have 3 drives in my computer. I installed Fedora 11 on my two biggest one, with the LVM treating them as one single drive. I attempted to install XP on my last drive. As I was installing, I selected my third drive (I'm 100% sure it is the correct drive as it is an 80gb whilst the others are 120 and 200 respectively) and told it to delete the partition on that drive and format. After I did that, it started to format, starting with my 120! I'm fairly sure that it was merely a quick format, as it only took 5-10 seconds for it to format, and that my data is still there. Is there any way to recover my "lost" data, or did I just really screw myself over?

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