Hardware :: How To Recover Partitions

Aug 2, 2010

The principal at my High School (currently my Bosses boss) brought a flash drive down today with the windows message "The drive is not currently formatted, would you like to format it now?" I grabbed by Debian laptop and went to work. So far, I have had no luck recovering the partition table or partition using testdisk or r-studio. I tried to dd a copy of the drive and examine it. The whole image appears to be goose eggs. I am not sure where to go from here. Naturally she did not back the drive up as my boss told her to and the documents on it are irreplaceable

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General :: Recover NTFS Partitions For Windows 7?

Aug 23, 2010

I have installed ubuntu on my notebook, and there are 4 partitons in the hdd, all are NTFS, only one is ext4.

the problem is i deleted some hidden folders(in ubuntu which are not hidden, such as recyclebin and file information table folders) in ntfs partitions, now i need to reinstall the windows 7 back, i have a doubt that even windows will ever recognize those partitions again?

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Ubuntu :: Recover Data From Corrupted Partitions?

May 20, 2010

I inadvertently started creating a boot disk over an entire 300GB external hard drive. Needless to say, I had all sorts of data saved on there. I stopped it early on in the process by turning off the drive, but I now I don't know how to salvage what's left.

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Ubuntu :: Using TestDisk To Recover Lost Partitions?

Nov 16, 2010

I had 10.04 installed in parallel with a bad windows OS. Used the 10.04 to pull the documents, pics, etc off of windows. Worked great. Then when I tried to delete the windows partition it screwed grub up an instead of just re-installing grub. I re-installed ubuntu, what the heck it was gonna get wiped anyway. I didn't back up the pics and documents. I did however have them in all the ubuntu folders for my pics etc.

I feel like total crap, anyway, how good of a chance do I have at getting something back with testdisk? After doing a "deeper search" I come up with multiple partitions but it won't let me restore all of them. I really dont care if I can't boot to a single one, just as long as I can get the data back. (always can use a live CD).

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Ubuntu :: FSTAB Timeout - Recover Lost Partitions ?

Feb 21, 2010

I woke up this morning to a non-booting 9.10 computer. After my grub screen disappears, I get the familiar Ubuntu b/w logo in the center of my screen. My hard drive cranks for an abnormally long time and then I get the following error:

I booted into a live CD and opened up GPARTED and my sdb4 (my /home location) partition shows up. I do a check on it and it seems ok.

I opened the Palimpsest Disk Utility to see what it said and it shows sdb4 as Unknown or Unused. I can not mount this drive using GUI methods.

I did some research on the forums looking to recover lost partitions. here is the output from fsck


and the abbreviated output from fdisk -l


Disk identifier:

This seems ok too.

My next step was to try testdisk. When I ran it, I was able to navigate this partition and apparently see all my files. I then tried to mount the partition manually.


That also worked.

It seems to me that I practically have this thing where I need it without too many worries.

My question is: What is the next step to get this back booting again? I'm afraid of rewriting the partitions in testdisk until I get some feedback on whether this will really solve my problem. Maybe the partition isn't the problem? Is it something else and I've been going down the wrong path?

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Jun 2, 2010

I have a Pen drive which has been moving info between PC's and MAC. PC now sees and empty drive, also does the MAC.I've tried Testdisk & Photorec w/o success.Is there any way to recover the data?

p.s. fdisk -l results are:
Disk /dev/sdc: 1010 MB, 1010827264 bytes


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General :: Any USB Tool To Recover Partitions In Dual Boot System?

May 23, 2011

I have a dual boot Acer Aspire One, after reinstalling Windows back to "original factory", the way it was straight out of the box, it now will not boot up at all. It goes to the Windows start screen goes blank, and loops there infinitely. Is there a USB tool I can use to figure out what went wrong and recover either my Windows or Linux partition with out having to do a complete reinstall?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Over Windows And Deleted All The Other Partitions - Recover Data?

Oct 24, 2010

i specifically told ubuntu to install alongside my operation system (windows) and instead it installed over windows and deleted all the other partitions... i had 200gb of data that i completely lost is there anyway to recover this data?

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Red Hat / Fedora :: Grub - Recover Without Using A Bootable CD - Fdisk -l Is Not Listing The Partitions

Jan 26, 2010

I am preparing for RHCE. While doing the lab I renamed /etc/grub/grub.conf as grub1.conf. Now (obviously) system boots on grub> prompt. Can I recover without using a bootable CD? Another problem that I encountered was, while doing lab for fdisk, I used command umount -al. Now, fdisk -l is not listing the partitions but giving a message:- /proc/partitions does not exist. If I reboot the system this is restored.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Installer Won't Recognize Partitions - Error Message Saying Partitions Over Sized

Mar 22, 2011

I used Ubuntu before, without problems but since the 10.04 version it won't recognize my partitions. I formated my laptop and partitioned it, installed Windows 7 64bit, which I need for my work, and wanted now to install Ubuntu 10.04/10. I then used GParted to check my Harddisk and it is having troubles to recognize my partitions, too while Windows finds them. GParted is giving me an error message saying my partitions are oversized. I am still in the beginning of my Linux experiences and so I don't know what to do. I have two 250GB harddisks (how Windows recognizes them),


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Jan 9, 2010

I have vista and opensuse 11.2 on my computer, the problem is i can't open ext3 partitions from vista but i can the other way. I tried Ext2fsd but the linux partition is always in a read only mood even when i change this option. Also, all folders are empty I downloaded the program as admin and compatable with XP SP2.

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Ubuntu Installation :: CD Doesn't Detect Partitions But No Apparent Overlapping Partitions?

Mar 3, 2010

Xubuntu 9.04 installation CD not detecting any of the current partitions. This all started when I reinstalled windows XP a few days ago.After, the computer wouldn't boot into GRUB and would boot directly into windows.Other threads have dealt with a similar issue, that of overlapping partitions causing libparted/parted/gparted to detect the whole drive as unallocated space. The problem in these threads seemed to be a corrupted partition table, in which the partitions overlapped with each other. So of course I checked the output of fdisk -l for overlapping partitions, but I don't see any obvious overlapping partitions. I've noticed that the partition that used to be linux swap isn't showing up in the partition table at all. I might just be missing something simple here and would like another set of eyes to help me figure this one out. Does the problem have anything to do with the partition table being out of order (ie. not in order of what regions they cover on the drive)? From the liveCD I've run


sudo fdisk -lu
sudo sfdisk -d
sudo parted /dev/sda print

and have received the following output:


ubuntu@ubuntu:/mnt$ sudo fdisk -lu
omitting empty partition (5)
Disk /dev/sda: 60.0 GB, 60011642880 bytes


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Mar 28, 2010

I've installed Arch Linux onto my Western Digital SATA drive.I love it, best ever, however, I need the fglrx proprietry driver for better 3-d performace, and decided to create a new partition. I decided to install Linux Mint.Sadly, in all my noobishness, I forgot about the 4 primary partition limit (oops!) and as I have /, /home, swap, and /boot partitions (all primary) already installed, I have run into a bit of a problem.I resized my /home partition (almost 500GB) to about 225, and was then told I have over 200GB unusable space. Is it possible for me to change at least 1 of my primary partitions to logical partitions AND keep all the data intact (AND edit the arch configuration so that it'll still work) so I can install a second linux? I sincerely doubt it

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Feb 9, 2011

I am installing Ubuntu on the same hard drive as Windows 7. The partitions of Windows 7 have already occupied the left part of the hard drive. From left to right, the Windows partitions are one partition for Windows booting, one for Windows OS and software installation, and one for data which is planned to mount on Ubuntu. I was wondering how to arrange the order of partitions of root, home and swap, i.e. which is on the left just besides one Windows partition, which is in the middle and which is on the far right?

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Apr 11, 2011

I have problem with XEN Citrix server I can not understand ; what is sda2 and sda3 partitions ?

root@cl-500 ~]# fdisk -l
Disk /dev/sda: 2000.4 GB, 2000407625728 bytes
64 heads, 32 sectors/track, 1907737 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 2048 * 512 = 1048576 bytes


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May 26, 2011

When we install a linux OS, we've an option to create partitions. In my laptop I've create partition for /opt, /home, / and /tmp. Are these partitions the same type of partitions as the partitions created by LVM?

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Feb 17, 2011

I've reached a point in my Slackware journey where I feel confident enough to remove my Mint 10 linux. It used to be my 'go to distro' when I trashed my Slackware installation. Now, I have Slax on a USB and I think that is enough.Mint 10 occupies /dev/sda5 (root) and /dev/sda6 (home) while Slackware occupies /dev/sda7 (root) and /dev/sda8 (home).If I delete the /dev/sda5 & /dev/sda6 partitions, can I very safely resize /dev/sda7 and /dev/sda8 to use the space freed up?

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Aug 10, 2009

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Oct 30, 2009

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Jul 15, 2010

By mistake I have deleated my mozilla setup. Now can anybody guide me how to recover the setupfile .I dont have access to yum command in this network otherwise I cudhave downloaded it and use it.Now since I dont have any other browser so I can't download mozilla too

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General :: How To Recover The Password

Sep 14, 2010

In my PC, Linux is already installed and I forgot the password. I want to recover my LINUX system password.

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Jan 4, 2010

Now and then I'll run a script or command on a remote system via SSH. Sometimes the script or command will run for quite some time, spewing output all the while. The command will continue to spit out lines and I'll walk away from the computer. When I come back, the SSH session will have timed out due to lack of user input, but if I log in again I can see in the process list that the script is still running.

Is there a way to hop back onto my old SSH session so I can continue to view the output of the script? Or do I actually have to type a random letter every N-minus-one minutes, N being the default SSH timeout value, in order to prevent the original SSH session from timeing out in the first place?

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Apr 4, 2010

I have just installed Ubuntu and its great!

But unfortunately when I was installing it and I formatted my hard drive i forgot that I had important files from my windows partition, is there any way I can recover these files within Ubuntu? (Also new to linux so try to keep it simple.)

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May 27, 2010

Once again an update broke my Lucid When I start my laptop, I can't see the options to choose a kernal or Windows as I used to see before. know my grub is deleted or overwritten after recent automatic update (on 27th May 10). Now I have a bootable 10.04 CD.Please let me know how to recover the grub2. I don't want to reinstall my linux or windows.

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Jun 17, 2010

i decided to install ubuntu 10.4 and in the process i deleted my files (pictures).. i did not move from windows xp or 7. i was using ubuntu 9.10..please tell me there's a way to recover my pictures.

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Oct 31, 2010

Today by mistake I deleted all C programming files . I used rm *.c command for deleting. Now I want to recover it. I used scalpel by file type C is not specified. What shall I do now? These files are related to my project.

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Jan 7, 2011

After a normal shutdown I tried to start my machine but it gets stuck in the login menu and I'm not able to type or move my mouse.When trying to start in the recovery mode, it gets stuck to.Is there any way to recover the system?

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Jun 8, 2011

I've been using Ubuntu 10.10 on my EEE-PC for most of my thesis research, but I left it running a python script overnight and now I can't get it to login. I was running low on disk-space, and I think the problem is that the script generated a lot of text files and used up all of the available hard drive space.

Now, whenever I try to boot the machine, it reaches the user-select/login screen, but logging in just causes it to go black for a second before returning to the login screen. I have Ubuntu 11.04 on a USB, and Ubuntu Rescue Remix on another, and both allow me to boot up my machine, but I can't see my hard-drive - neither in /mnt/ nor in /media/ - in order to copy my thesis files or to delete some excess text files to free up some hard-drive space.

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General :: How To Recover The GRUB

Apr 20, 2011

i have already installed Debian 6.0 i386 & Windows XP in my PC. But due to some Problem i have again reinstalled Windows XP ... So How to Recover the GRUB in my PC which i have already installed Debian 6.0 i386

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Jan 7, 2010

I have installed fedora10 on My PC for last month and forgotten the password and User name and Password Both super and other.Tell me How Can I open My Pc.

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