I was dual booting Ubuntu 8.10 and Windows Vista on a Acer Aspire 5920. My laptop went for service and the company said they will give me a fresh laptop instead of the one I am using now for they cannot set it right.
When I plugged in my hard disk through an external cable onto a windows machine it detected only the data present (which is almost negligible in my case) in the vista partition. I would like to transfer all the data I have from hard disk at least the one in the Ubuntu 8.10 to my new laptop on which I plan to run Ubuntu. Can someone guide me on how to go about doing it? Also is it possible to transfer all the installed softwares so that they start running in the new laptop without any extra effort?
When we copy a sector to a file like using dd command, the data in the file is of which format? and of which type of conversion is nesessary to see the data in read able formate. i have tryed the ASCII conversion in dd command but still the data is in un-readable format. and also tell that if i access hard disk sector's data using c language program and copy data to a file then which type of conversion should i do ?
My primary drive is 250GB and has the root, home and var (I'd read it's good to put var on a separate partition for MythTV which I'm planning on doing) on separate partitions. I have a second 1TB drive that I'll be using to backup the 250GB drive and also host less critical data. I've created two partitions on this drive, one 250GB and the other covering the rest of the drive. I'd like to move the Videos directory out of Home on the 250GB onto the 1TB drive but can't find a definitive way of doing this. Should I just follow this guide for moving the home folder to a new partition? Next question is when performing a backup of the 250GB drive how do I make sure it's going to the 250GB partition on the 1TB drive? Can the different partitions be mounted separately?
I have a directory /var/log/data its about 80 GB,It filling up quit rapidly.I don't have much space left in the system them So i will attaching another External HDD.My question is that i need to mount /var/log/data to new HDD.So i have old data and pulse new coming up.I don't want to copy data from /var/log/data then mount new HDD to /var/log/data you know what i am taking about is there a simple way like linking or any other.
I learned a couple of days ago why you should do regular backups. Left my laptop working for the day in hot weather. When I came back it had crashed. On reboot it no longer booted up. I could still access the BIOS and boot from alternative media but not from the hard drive. The laptop tried to access the hard disk for a couple of minutes (hard drive light was blinking) and then failed. I made an ubuntu live usb stick and am currently working from there, trying to access my hard drive so I could image my data on another disk before sending the laptop for repairs. All my data is on that disk including my passwords and the password for this site conveniently so I had to register a new account to post this thread.
The laptop is IBM Thinkpad X41. The hard drive is accessed during when boot options are presented, again when the live cd boots up and determines the hardware available and also when manually probing for hard disks using the script below. The hard disk however does not show up in dev. If I could get so far to get it there, I could use dd_rescue to image it away. My hope lies in that the drive still spins up and is accessed producing error messages, however indicating that the system still knows it exists. Excerpt from dmesg concerning the drive:
Is it possible to mount a 2nd hard disk without erasing the data that is already on it? If so, what command must I enter. The system recognizes that the disk is there, I just can't access the data because it hasn't been mounted.
I have 2 hard disks and all together I created 6 partion in it.On primary I installed Windows XP and REST 5 partions were having data.From Second hard disk ,I copied all the first partion data to another partions and installed Red Hat 7.It took only 3 GB all togethr for Linux Distribution.Now I need to fetch my Windows data back.I logged from the Windows XP disk and I could see the second disk through disk managemnt .But it was showing "Unhelathy".But I will not be able to retrive the data.So can Anyone give soln for this.
I am student of MCS and working on final project. I am the user of windows xp. I am new in Linux. I am working on a project that titles "Hard disk data Recovery of ext2 and ext3 in linux". In windows, including dos.h and bios.h header files in program of c language I can send interrupt to bios and access most of the devices like parallel port, hard disks etc. But problem is that there is no bios.h and dos.h files in gcc. Now how can I access my hard drive using c program. How can I call int13h interrupt in linux or there is any other function in the linux to access the hard disk. In fact I want to access sectors of my hard disk using c language program. How can I do it?
I have never used Linux before and know nothing about it . But my cousin installed a Fedoro linux CD on my laptop which previously had Lotus symphony . Unfortunately my laptop had single partition and so Linux overrode the old OS ,ie lotus symphony .
I have some critical data on my hard disk but I have no clue how to take backup this data using Linux . I desparately need this data .
Could somebody let me know how I can access this data and take the backup ?
I am using an embedded platform in which I have connected an external harddisk (/dev/sda). The SCSI driver is present and I am using the SG_IO interface for performing the SMART commands with the Hard Disk. (Unfortunately not all the HDIO ioclts are present. So I opted for the SG_IO ioctl). But the data transfer (reading/write data from/to sector) is not working with the SG_IO ioctls. So I searched for some other options. Later in one of the places, I found that we can actually mount the /dev/sda to some mount point in /mnt and then make a XFS file system (mkfs.xfs) of this.
And then we can create the directories and do file operations on this mounted directory. Here the simple read/write systems calls can be used for this. I was thinking about this implementation. But I am confused how I can map the actual LBA (Logical Block Address) to the device file offset. I mean if I want to write to the sector 5, there will be a LBA for it. So I can do lseek on my device and then write the data there. So how the mapping between LBA and device file offset can be calculated.
So the first 10Gb of a 450GB NTFS partition have just accidently been written over with an Ext4 filesystem that spans the entire partition instead. all foolishness asside, what can be repaired. Now I know Ext4 likes to jot bits of meta-data down (inodes blocks) along the way, and this can be about 5% of drive capacity, that said, there's alot of small text files and stuff, coe files so forth that can surely be recovered
I've looked into magicrescue and testdisk, but they fall into the only two groups to exist: 1) Filesystem independent, that is search almost like a patern - well exactly like a pattern match, to find the header and footer of files. 2) Filesystem recovery tools, like, damaged bootsector, so forth
I need one, that will be able to extract files, Iunderstand this will be a hard task, but.... text files; surely that'll be easy, anyway. This is my backup drive, they''re both WD you see, anyway. This is important, given the coding is ASCII surely.
Last time I installed Ubuntu in a dualboot configuration with Win7 on one of my machines, my entire boot sector and Windows install got corrupted, resulting in a complete loss of all my data and requiring a fresh install of Windows.
I looked into this a bit after the fact, and it seemed to me it was due to conflicting hard disk geometry between Linux and Windows.
My question is, how likely is this to happen with Fedora? Is this because of Ubuntu? A bad install? Is there someway I can avoid this from happening when I install Fedora if it will happen?
We have had a hardisk crash in our RAID1 webhosting server running CentOS5 and Plesk. We first realized something was wrong when our main site didn't load but showed MySQL errors. We then found out that the system was in read-only state. Something that also happened the day before yesterday, but we could fix with a FSCK. Then the system worked well til around 18 hours later when it crashed with the same sympoms. So, we rebooted the server and wanted to do a filesystem check again. But the HDD wouldnt even load. It was gone. Unfortunatelly it was not realized that the second disk in the system was also not working any more for some time now. Fortunatelly we had our main site backed up externally though. So we could re-install a fresh box and mounted the two drives to the system. We checked the harddisk. One is practically empty (the older one), the other has almost only files in 'lost + found' but these are all "numbered", no real filenames or so.
I am not sure where to post this so i figure that general help is as good as any. I have just bought my self a 32 gb micro sd card and I want to transfur all my old stuff (apps, contacts, music) off my existing card, how do I do this?
openSuse 11.2 KDE 4 desktop User = newbie I was having some trouble with a Hard drive that I store my photo's and other personal data on. Fisrtly, it was messing my OS up, so that it would not boot to the desktop, but only to the command line where it would report that this drive was somehow corrupted and needed to be repaired. Secondly, the OS was reporting that certain files were 380,000.2 TB in size. this drive is only 200 GB.I didn't want to do the repair until I found a way to back up my data. I found another hard drive to do backup to but I had to take some data off of it. Which I did.
In the spirit of trying learn command line I decided to partition and format the hard drive using fdisk. I found some easy to use directions and proceeded to partition the drive. Unfortunately, I failed to realize the directions were only for the partitioning part [my fault for not reading further]. What I missed was that after using fdisk to partition, you must use mkfs to set filesystem type.[I thought I had done that in fdisk using the "l" , "t" commands within fdisk].
My questions are:
1] Can I do this mkfs command after I have put my data on the new hard drive or should I start fresh and redo partioning? [I have not deleted the other drive so my data is still there.]
2] What would be the cause of the incorrectly reported file sizes?
after installing Ubuntu on one WD 500 GB hard disk and after making mistake and pasting wrong code into Terminal:my OTHER WD 500 GB hard disk that was also in the system (I guess it was "hd1") - died.The problem must be, I guess, I typed wrong code: "hd1,1" instead of "hd0,0".)500 GB (NTFS) of data was on that other (non-Ubuntu) hard disk, and now I can not access it anymore. While booting, system gives "Hard Disk Error" warning and stops.One again: I installed Ubuntu od one hard disk and at the end of instalation I pasted wrong code for GRUB, giving address of another hard disk. Now that other hard disk has error and will not work
This problem is not exclusive to Ubuntu, I've experienced it in Windows and OSX as well, but it seems that almost every time I transfer a large number of files (i.e. my music collection) between my desktop computer and laptop via my external hard drive, I end up losing files for no reason. I usually don't notice the files are missing until later on, because I am never informed of any data loss. Now, every time I make a large transfer of files, I just do it two or three times to ensure that I don't lose any files.
My company needs to send sensitive data across to another company, 800gb of .dpx. The way I have thought of is: E-Sata/1TB WD black. True-encrypted/ hw accelerated aes (3x machines being built with 2600k) Sha1sum on each file.
The main goal is to make sure that 1. The files that were transferred off the server onto the drive, are exactly the same. 2. Secure. 3. Fast.
I guess I'll be asking the impossible... Is it possible to EASILY move my Ubuntu set up from one disk (smallish) to a bigger one, so that I can install Win7 as well on that bigger disk drive? I am not too keen on reinstalling ubuntu because then I will lose all those other ubuntu programs that I have installed.
The HDD in my HTPC is giving off a really annoying grinding sound, and we all know what that means.Luckily, my movies, songs, games, etc. are stored on a brand new 400 Gig external drive- the install is all that's on the failing one. I've got about a half dozen IDE drives big enough for a base install, and at least half of those *aren't* failing, I just don't know what to do. Do I just create the ext and swap partitions then copy/paste the file system, or what?
I have a sata 320 gb with mandriva linux 2009.1 on it.And it is what curently atached to my cpu. It is shown as 'sda' in the partition table.I also have another 40gb hard disk with windows xp installed on it.It is shown as 'hda' in the partition table . Now what i want to do is attach this 40gb hard disk to my pc and configure grub on my 320gb hard disk('sda') so as to boot windows xp(which is residing on the second hard disk,'hda')Can anyone tell me if what im doing is feasible or not? If it is feasible,can anyone suggest me how to get it working. I know i just need to add 2-3 lines to my grub.conf, but dont know what exactly i need to write.
I had a dual boot (windows 7 + debian), both of them installed in my internal hard disk, with the GRUB in it. I have recently installed a second linux distro (mint), but I put it in an external hard disk. Now the GRUB allows me to boot any of the three operating systems, but I need the external disk to do it. It seems that after the mint installation the GRUB is now working from the external disk (if the external disk is not connected, the machine does not boot.) �Is there a way to change the location of the GRUB, to the internal hard disk of my laptop?