Hardware :: Using DD To Restore Filesystem?

Jan 14, 2011

my second partition on sda needs to be wiped out and i want to use dd to restore a backed up filesystem to it. can this be done without using mkfs? i don't want ot use mkfs because it is a ssd and it won't restore the nand to factory condition.

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Ubuntu :: Restore Partition With Unknown Filesystem

Apr 11, 2011

I recently did a clean install of 11.04 Beta, and I must have done something wrong with the mount points during installation, which resulted in me having a different home folder mount point or something. The old partition on which I have my home folder needed to be mounted manually. I did that once, and then upon reboot, I couldn't access the partition anymore. Disk Utility now shows the partition as "unknown filesystem".

The output of fdisk is as follows (if that helps at all):

Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes


On a side note, I tried using TestDisk to restore the partition, but I only created a DD image of the damaged partition, but now I'm stuck, as I'm not sure how to mount it, or if it's possible to retrieve files if I succeed in mounting the image.

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CentOS 5 :: Repair Filesystem / Restore Logic Volume?

Aug 31, 2009

I have created two logic disks /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 and /dev/VolGroup02/LogVol02
After reboot has disappeared /dev/VolGroup02/LogVol02
How to restore logic volume?

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Red Hat / Fedora :: Filesystem Check After Power Outage - WARNING: "Running E2fsck On A Mounted Filesystem May Cause SEVERE Filesystem Damage"

May 18, 2011

I am very new to linux, and I have a question regarding the filesystem check (fsck). The power recently went out and when I tried to restart linux the following error appears:

*/dev/sda1 contains file system w/errors, check forced it then goes on to say..

*An error occured during the file system check. Dropping you to a shell; the system will reboot when you leave the shell. Give root password for maintenance (or type Control-D to continue) I wasn't sure what to do, but checked some other online forums and they suggested running fsck manually - so I typed in the root password - and used the command, "fsck -A -V ; echo == $? ==" it then gave the following message

*WARNING!!! Running e2fsck on a mounted filesystem may cause SEVERE filesystem damage
*Would you like to continue (y/n)

Again, I wasn't sure what to do so i just checked no. I then manually turned off the computer and was prompted at the beginning to press Alt-3. I was brought to another screen and it informed me one of the drives was degraded and suggested rebuilding the array. I tried doing this, but it still brings me back to the original error of, "/dev/sda1 contains file system w/errors, check forced," and the process continues.

Also, when I tried to rebuild the array, I didn't backup any of the data on our home directory before doing this (which was probably a big mistake). After being prompted to type the root password, I was able to give the ls command and look at all the directories...the home directory where our data was stored was empty and I am afraid I may have lost some information. Is there a possibility that data was lost when I was trying to rebuild using the old drives?

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Ubuntu :: Restore Point System Restore To As It Was Newly Installed?

May 7, 2011

are there any sweeper / cleaner apps which can take back my installation as to when it was new. I know home directory could have config files etc..but that doesnt matter, i want all packages and applications reset to how it was when i had a clean install. I am using Natty

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OpenSUSE Install :: Unknown Filesystem Type 'reiserfs' Could Not Mount Root Filesystem - Exiting To /bin/sh

Mar 27, 2010

When I try to boot to OpenSUSE I get the following error during boot-up: unknown filesystem type 'reiserfs' could not mount root filesystem - exiting to /bin/sh$

This only started happening quite recently - before this I could boot to Linux quite happily.

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General :: Detect Filesystem Type (can't Mount Filesystem Image .img)

Mar 11, 2011

I am trying to mount a file image, like this

mount -o loop /tmp/apps.img /media/apps

But I get the following:

mount: you must specify the filesystem type

I try ext3:

mount -o loop /tmp/apps.img /media/apps -t ext3

dmesg says:

error: can't find ext3 filesystem on dev loop6.

I've also tried ext2, vfat etc. How can I detect the filesystem type of apps.img?

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Ubuntu :: Finding Filesystem Type/repair Broken Filesystem?

Jul 9, 2010

I have a following problem: Recently my drive with Ubuntu 9.4 has mysteriously stopped working, i.e. when I switch the computer on it informs me that GRUB didn't find the filesystem. Well, I suppose it happens.

First, I though it was due to the drive dying, but I popped it in an external enclosure and HDTune told me the drive was fine. Wanting to recover the files on the drive before reinstalling I first tried to mount it in said external enclosure under Windows (I have Win Ext2 driver installed which used to work just fine). This time, however, drive gets assigned a letter but upon opening it Windows popped up an error saying that the drive was not formatted and whether I would like to format it then.

Unfazed by this streak of failures I tried to mount it under Linux but, alas, to no avail. I might have tried every single -t operator under mount command but it still won't budge and let me mount.

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General :: External Drive Read Only - WARNING! Running E2fsck On A Mounted Filesystem May Cause SEVERE Filesystem Damage

Mar 24, 2010

I've had a look at some similar threads but as I'm very new to linux they're already a bit technical for me. Sorry, this calls for someone with patience. I gather from other threads that disconnecting an external drive without unmounting is a no-no, and this seems to be the likely cause. Now the disk is read only and I'm unable to change any settings through the usual control panel on ubuntu. I'm just not familiar with the terminal instructions. I tried to cut and past a few command lines from other threads but I got some warnings that proceding could damage data. Like this one: WARNING! Running e2fsck on a mounted filesystem may cause SEVERE filesystem damage.

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Ubuntu :: Iptables-restore Server Does Not Restore At Boot?

Jan 27, 2010

what could this bei saved my correct iptables file @ Code: /etc/iptables.up.ruleswhere webmin is looking for it.webmin config is to automaticly boot this file and addes a line at.



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Ubuntu :: Restore "Show Desktop" Button / Restore It To Default?

Jan 5, 2011

i was follow a tutorial how to change show desktop to minimize all windows

can any body help me how to restore it to default ?

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Ubuntu :: Trying To Restore Pam.d ?

Apr 4, 2010

I've been doing a bit of customization on my ubuntu install and have added "auth required pam_fprint.so" to my pam.d file in order to allow fingerprint recognition upon boot. After rebooting, I discovered that my fingerprint reader no longer functions (I get the message "Module is Unknown"). I was wondering how I could remove those lines from the common-auth file. I have tried booting a live CD and typing "gksudo gedit mnt/etc/pam.d/common-auth", but when I try to save, I get the error "Could not find the file /home/ubuntu/mnt/etc/pam.d/common-auth."

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Ubuntu :: How To Restore The Top Bar

Oct 27, 2010

my mail link that comes with ubuntu in the top bar is gone...how do i restore it so i have all the same functions that i had before?

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General :: What Is Best Filesystem For SAN

Oct 1, 2010

I would like to build a SAN with like 4 TB of space on it. What is the best way to accomplish this task?
- What exact hardware would I need.
- What exact software do I need.
- How to bond two Ethernet cards together to get better network performance out of the box
I am looking to find a cheap rack-mount server cabinet. What is the best file system for a SAN? Is there a particular distro that works well with this? I prefer CentOS as that's what I have been learning on.

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Debian :: Restore Min / Max Buttons In 8.3

Mar 15, 2016

I'm trying to get the minimize/maximize buttons back for open windows in debian 8.3...

In gnome-tweak-tool the button field is blank with no options.

dconf-editor also does not have the relevant field (wm) mentioned in the answers.

I've tried logging on with both gnome & gnome classic with same result.

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Fedora :: How To Restore Bootloader

May 10, 2010

I just went to install Ubuntu 10.04 onto an external USB disk to try it.. but the genius installer seems to have overwritten the bootloader on my internal disk! Now I get a Ubuntu option which doesnt even work.

How can I restore the bootloader for my Fedora install?

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Fedora :: How To Restore Terminal In F14

May 29, 2011

If I want to know the installed kernels I write in terminal rpm -q kernel, but the result is:
[Majara@Aitaenxp ~]$ rpm -q kernel
el paquete kernel no est - instalado (kernel package is not installed)

If I write
[Majara@Aitaenxp ~]$ rpm -qa kernel
[Majara@Aitaenxp ~]$
there is no result

I can see the kernels so:
[Majara@Aitaenxp ~]$ rpm -qa | grep -i kernel
Is the terminal spoiled? How can I restore it?

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OpenSUSE :: How To Restore Desktop

Oct 28, 2010

I installed openSuse 11.3 version. unfortunately i removed the task bar. So I tried to add the task bar widget to the bottom of the desktop. When I add that, all the widgets in the desktop is misaligned and white space covers almost 80 percent of desktop.

how to restore the earlier desktop that appeared before adding task bar widget?

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OpenSUSE :: Restore Flash In FF V3.6.18 And V5.0?

Jul 18, 2011

I just got a Firefox update from 3.6.17 to 3.6.18. Now I cannot view any Flash vids. I get the "Additional plugins are required to display all of the media on this page - Install Missing Plugins" message. I select the "Install Missing Plugins" button, select Adobe Flash Player, go through all of the steps, and receive "success!". And I get the "Additional plugins are required to display all of the media on this page - Install Missing Plugins" message. "What?" I exclaim, "I just installed it!" I have done this more than once.What is required to actually get functionality that I already had?

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General :: How To Restore Ubuntu Os

May 31, 2011

My Hdd got some bad sectors and I had to reboot my PC. Now I am not able to log in. The OS is booting and then I get a message on the login screen "GNome settings are not configured ..." So the thing I am not even able to log into the system because of gnome failure and not getting shell access to the system. In this case how to recover my PC. Ubuntu is the only OS on my PC.

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Ubuntu :: How To Restore All Panels - 9.04

Feb 15, 2010

I deleted all my panels and have been using AWN. Well, Ive decided that I want my panels back. I can get the panels to run through terminal but if i restart, they disappear again. How do I permanently restore my panels? I know that I had to turn off the values for Gnome-panel when deleting the last panel, and I just dont know where I went to do it because I was following instructions from another thread.

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Ubuntu :: 10.04 (No GUI) Downgrade / Restore To 9.10?

May 1, 2010

Aafter installing 10.04 loads of problems have arised accumulating to no GUI. I doubt this is possible unlike windows. I haven't made any backups but could i restore it to 9.10 or copy my home dir to an external drive in text only (cant use live cd, its encrypted) and reinstall?

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Ubuntu :: Using To Restore Files?

May 30, 2010

My friend's computer is giving him the blue screen of death (have to LOVE Vista), so I decided to help him. I am pretty sure that it's from a virus that corrupted Vista, but I could be wrong, it could be the hard drive that went corrupt. Being that it's a laptop, I am hoping it's just the OS.

Now, I have Ubuntu on a disc, and it runs very smoothly. (Didn't install it, just chose run on the disc.) However, I couldn't see the files on the computer. I was wondering if there is a way to get those files without installing Ubuntu, because I am planning on upgrading the computer to Windows 7, but using the Ubuntu disc was the only way I could actually get to the desktop.

So, I guess my question is: is there any way to get the files from the computer on the C drive without having to install Ubuntu

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Ubuntu :: How To Do Remastersys Restore

Jun 26, 2010

I have remastersys backup on DVD but I have no idea how to restore. There is install option when I boot from DVD but it doesn't install anything to hard drive. It looks as if my system was loaded to memory or was run as LiveCD. In Nautilus I can see my original root and home partitions (I mean these on hard drive) as separate drives, not partitions.On remastersys website I didn't find any information.

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Ubuntu :: How To Restore Top Panel - 10.10

Dec 24, 2010

I hid the top panel from the right click menu the top panel gave me by default and now i cannot find how to restore it to default and get the top panel back.

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Ubuntu :: How To Restore Grub In 11.04

May 18, 2011

I installed win7 after installing ubuntu, and now grub is gone. I looked around for tutorials, but none of them have worked so far.

So, how do you restore grub in 11.04?

I've heard about grub 2? I'm not sure what the differences are.

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Ubuntu :: External HD Restore?

Jul 7, 2011

here's the situation: My WD external drive got the tables corrupted from being improperly ejected, I plugged it in and after mounting, The entire folder hierarchy was there, but none of the folders showed any data in them, it seemed that they were empty, but disk still registered being 40%full of data)After digging around on google/forums I discovered that what might be wrong was a damaged superblock.I unmounted the external HD and ran gparted to "fix" the problem. It deleted the file names and now after mounting the drive in Nautilus it seems like they have been deleted for real...I'm normally very careful about my data but now I'm afraid that i've lost everything! i'm still hopeful however because running fsck on /dev/sdb1 it still prompts me to delete "orphaned long entries" which i haven't done yet.

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SUSE :: Restore /etc With A Knoppix CD

Sep 13, 2010

I deleted accidentally /etc. I am trying to restore it with a Knoppix CD, which tool could it resolve me the problem. is a XFS partition.

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General :: How To Restore Panel?

Mar 11, 2010

hai all..my panel is gone and icant find my panel ,how to restore my panel..

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Slackware :: How Can I Restore It To Gnome And Add It To KDE

Mar 8, 2010

When I used KDE 4.3.1 with Slack kernel, there were no option to shutdown the computer from KDE. I always had to log off, then issue a "sudo /sbin/halt". The same goes for the reboot option.When I tried XFCE and Gnome Slackbuild on the same kernel, I noticed that there was options to reboot and shutdown. But when I compiled a new 2.6.33 kernel, it seems such options disappeared from Gnome. I didn't check XFCE.

How can I restore it to Gnome, and add it to KDE? I tried looking in the kernel config, but couldn't figure out which option is related to that.

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