OpenSUSE Install :: Restore System Search For Lost Partitions?
Dec 28, 2009
As I type this, I'm waiting (and waiting) (and waiting) for the Repair Tool Box, "Search For Lost Partitions" tool to stop running off of the install CD. I didn't actually mean to do that (I meant to select "repair file system!) and I don't see any way to abort it! How to I make it stop? (You can insert your best Deanna Troi voice there, if you like: "make it STOP!") Or do I just wait until sometime next week for this rascal to finish examining a THREE HUNDRED GIG partition, byte by byte . .. ?
I had some important data on a ntfs partition and an extended one. I selected "create partition table" on GParted and now every thing is lost as it's said here: (it's just an unallocated space)URl...in the page linked above it's mentioned that testdidk can help. I have installed it. how can I recover my data now?
I think I made one tweak too far and as a result have lost my desktop - no top panel, launcher just a blank screen with my desktop background. I've created a new user and everything is fine under that account so I don't think it is terminal. which files I should delete/replace to restore the desktop back to it's default settings? I've deleted the .gnome2, .gconf and .gconfd folders but that has not solved the problem.
I am new to openSUSE (and to Linux). I have try Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora and ended with openSUSE that seems to be the one I like. But I have some problem now. The system seems to hang on boot and after searching the Internet I found thread about ATI display driver (and I have ATI) so I installed ATI drivers. The system got worse and playing videos start to be not as it should be (and often freezing). I decided to uninstall these drivers to get my system back as it was but ended with more problem. Now my system don't start. I can boot in some kind of command prompt but nothing else.
Can I do something to restore the system or will I have to reinstall the system? I don't know if I want to reinstall it. I am using a very slow Internet-connection (air-card) and I have had so much headache on the other Linux (before I did end on openSuSE). I like openSuSE (even there is some minor things, like I cannot change my default browser to Opera, a Browser I have been using for almost 10 years but I still can use the Opera so it is a minor thing).
I had a triple OS xp 7 and Linux Open SUSE 11.4 the last one was the active partition.the grup boot loader used to provide a OS selection screen .any way , I cant boot my system after restoring a full disk image created by "Acronis TrueImage program" , what happens is that i get a BIOS message "there is no operating system insert disk and try again"however when i set winxp partation as active i can boot winxp againThere is some thing I'd like to ask for please ,when i install Linux : did it install grup boot loader on the master boot record or on the boot sector of the / partition ?
Hardware issue forced me to restore Win7. Installed EasyBCD to boot into openSUSE, no work. Boot puppy, it shows space where SUSE should be as unallocated space. I think Puppy doesn't see ext4 though. Can't boot live KDE off USB for some reason, though I originally installed from that exact medium. Tried ACPI=off and nomodeset. Error says trouble mounting clic filesystem, mounted as read only. Something like that. Then reboot 120secs, which it never actually does. I don't want to reinstall SUSE if I don't have to.
I have Windows XP and OpenSuSE 11.1 installed on my laptop. I have recently removed the recovery partition provided by the laptop manufacturer (HP) to free up some space and ideally I would like to be able to add the free space to the existing Windows partition.The current partition set up is as follows:
Code: Disk size 93Gb, P = Primary, L = Logical, U = Unallocated P Windows XP 36Gb /dev/sda1 /windows
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.
It generally works fine - a couple of issues which I'm trying to get resolved elsewhere.My question is this: My laptop currently dual-boots Windows 7 and openSUSE, with openSUSE being the default. I have XP as a guest under VB. Is it possible for me to create a system image of the Windows 7 operating system, install W7 as a guest under Linux and then restore the backed-up OS so that I would have W7 as a guest (no more XP) but with the same configuration / apps as the original OS?In summary, this is wat I want to achieve:urrent:Dual-boot openSUSE 11.1 & Windows 7VBOx Guest = Windows XP Desired:Dual-boot openSUSE 11.1 & Windows 7VBox Guest = Windows 7 (identical config as the dual-boot version)
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
probably did something stupid.. just haven't figured out what yet.. hope someone can point me in the right direction. daughters computer broke, maybe virus, so i did clean reinstall of xp. decided to give her a couple of linux distros, thinking maybe they are safer for when she is surfing..
Used gparted to repartition hd:
Partition table entries are not in disk order
Installed Ubuntu 8.04. was then able to boot into either ubuntu or xp. next installed fedora 10. new menu.lst did not show ubuntu, only fedora and xp. had some lockups in fedora, and had to pull plug to reboot 2 or 3 times. replaced power supply. added ubuntu into menu.lst. boots into fedora and ubuntu fine. tried to boot xp, and get "Preparing System Recovery Option", then PC Angel appears, and it wants me to use the system restore option for xp.
Is there something i can do to recover xp without having to wipe the hd and reinstall xp, then reinstall ubuntu and fedora (and if i do all that, how can i be sure i don't end up with the same problem?
I wanted to know if there is variant of RollbackRX (www.rollbackrx.com.au) freeware or payable. RollbackRX used to Backup/Restore whole system changes in less than 1 minute before OS boot. And it does not consume a lot of free space.
my hard drive has 6 partitions, c for windows xp, d for windows 7, e for ubuntu10.04 f is a empty partition which is the origin of my disaster, so, please be patient to hear .i wanna install mac os x in my partition f,so i open the disk management in windows xp, and inadvertently deleted all the logical drives after parition f ,i,e, from partition f to partition h are all deleted due to my stupid mis-operation.
now,each time i power on the computer, it goes to a command line with "grub-rescue>", i had followed the steps provided by other people after google this,but none of them works,the error is either "no such parititon" or "unknown filesystem".
Unitl yesterday I have a pc with ubuntu server and desktop. Server I installed first. Desktop later. But I want to remove that server and use the space for other stuff..I mess with Disk Utilities and gParted and remove the ubuntu server partition. But now my grub2 stops working. How can I restore grub2 on the desktop partition and use the unallocated space for desktop without loosing any of my stuff? I have a scanner, webserver running, samba and other apps up and running on desktop.I can boot via live cd, and I get this on sudo fdisk -l:sudo fdisk -l
Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80000000000 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9726 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
The modem & router is a friend's place, and it was rebooted. Both his boxes (Windows XP and 7) work fine.
but I can't get my box to hook back up. I've tried rebooting, unplugging cable to router from both ends (my box and router), rebooting his modem (Rogers' service) by turning off and on power supply for 3 minutes (as recommended by Rogers).
Once I got the Network-auto to show in the dropdown menu (I have a radio symbol on panel across top), but not again. I tried adding and editing a network connection (both wired and auto) but neither works, and if I boot unconnected they disappear.
The only thing I can get to show is a black box to the right on the desktop that has a red x and says Network Disconnected.
Me and friend are both frustrated as I don't want to interrupt his working use of internet to fix mine.
I have never understood how to connect to internet really, but it seemed to have solved itself in the past.
There is no password on the router, and we are not using wireless (which we never got to work).
The Rogers Modem is a "Motorola Surfboard" (Black).
The router is an Airlink 101 super-g wireless router.
My machine is a p4 motherboard with builtin ethernet socket on back.
I tried to enable desktop-cube on unity, and when it did that it disable the unity compiz plugin.When it did that it removed the entire top bar that we has the buttons to min,max, and exit. As well as all windows default to the very top-left side of screen and under the the top bar so I Can not move the window ether.I turned it back to the unity plugin, but it did not work. Even tried to complete remove and install compiz and unity. This does not affect Unity 2D.
i ve run into problems while installing 11.3 x64. Installer stops at search for linux partitions... to solve it i ve had to go back to 11.2. Anyway, i have installed 11.3 on another hdd (3hdds in raid 5 had to be disconnected). When i go into partitoner (11.3) and device graph, i see two of three raid hdds ok with sda1, sda2.... but the third one is without any partitions./ if i do the same in 11.2 all three hdds are with all partitions in that graph. Anyone know the solution except not installing 11.3? .)
my old 80gb pata HD showed a dual boot Ubuntu - XP on startup, although ubuntu never worked, onlly XP booted. Recently I tried to Restore a Macrium backup on one of its two partitions, & spoiled something. On boot up it says:-
I am having WinXP installed, and also installed Ubuntu 10.04, after so i wanted to remove Ubuntu 10.04, so i removed partitions from XP, disk management tool. The Ubuntu installtion partition also got removed. But also my two more drives also removed with the removal of Ubuntu partition.
After that i had restored XP bool loader by reparing the Installation of XP.
Now any one can tell me how to restore my other two drives, which i manually did not removed.
My low-down lousy computer crashed while I had two spreadsheets (Libre Calc) open. When I re-booted the 'tater, then clicked on the launchers for my spreadsheets, Libre Calc opened new, blank documents.
Is there a way to find the lost spreadsheets? If I can't have the whole things, then just the data would be OK.
After a fresh install of opensuse 11.3 x86_64, using a NET install CD, I noticed that the boot disk layout has overlapping partitions. I've noticed one other post that mentioned this at the very end. Is this a known problem already? Or is there something I'm missing that makes this okay?
I have downloaded some files and saved them in one of my partition. But when i boot back from windows 7 those files were not visible. So i went back to fedora and found that the files are no longer there then i tested by saving some other files in the partitions and when checked through windows 7 those files are gone. they are not available anymore....i searched everywhere through both OS but couldnt find it.
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).
When trying to install 11.2 from DVD, the user information I entered at the beginning of the install gets lost. I get to the Automatic Configuration step at the end of the install where the computer needs to reboot, and it asks for my user ID and password (it shouldn't do that). It won't accept the user I created (always says login failed), but it will accept root. That really doesn't matter, because the Automatic Configuration step has done anything, and I have a busted install. I've tried the install 4 or 5 times, but it is always the same problem. I eventually reinstalled 11.1 without any problem (though I did have to click Use Entire Disk on the partition section so it would delete the ext4 partitions created by the 11.2 install and create ext3 partitions).
I have a weird problem that after increasing the screen resolution from 1024x786 (4:3) to 1280x900 something (also 4:3) that both top and bottom panels have disappeared. I am not familiar with the keyboard shortcuts to much but managed to get a terminal running so I should be able to do some command line stuff but as I am not too familiar where to edit perhaps someone can give me some pointers.
I guess first step is to restore the resolution to the original. Anyone any ideas?
I've just installed 11.4 and then updated to gnome 3. I've noticed that Nautilus doesn't appear to mount my windows NTFS partition. I find this odd because both Ubuntu and Fedora detect and mount it just fine in Gnome 3 (I've been trying all 3 this week).