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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Mar 3, 2011

I just installed the newest version of Ubuntu 10.10 with a dual boot with Windows 7. I like it, but I think I might need sound drivers. Flash content sounds seem to lag a lot, and it is kind of annoying. I am using an ASUS M2N68-AM SE2. I can't find the original CD. and even if I did have it, would it even work with Ubuntu? Where can I get a compatible version?

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Aug 17, 2011

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so now what? Also this is my partitions> http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/9853/unledtlh.jpg

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Apr 29, 2011

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Jun 18, 2010

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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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Feb 2, 2011

I formatted a 500GB with ext4 format, and placed in a usb box, it showed up, but could not write, copy past etc to it, the same disk was formatted in NTFS, and FAT32 showed up and could do all the above actions, given that ext4/ext4/ext2 are specifically made for Linux, then why on earth they don't get mounted automatically and work normally from usb box and ports?

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Jun 13, 2010

I've been at this for a few hours now. Searched the forums and while I found many similar topics, none were quite the same. The most obvious difference to me is this line: Jun 12 15:43:05 G1093 kernel: sdc: unknown partition table

Running CentOS 5.4
Installed hfsutils-3.2.6-7.2.2
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Jan 5, 2010

within the last 24 hours I have lost a reiser formatted disk. It is not visible not with df or fdisk.Which tools do you normally use in a situation like that.

Disk /dev/sda: 40.0 Gb, 40020664320 byte
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4865 cylinders
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Nov 20, 2010

I was using the disk utility on Ubuntu 10.04 and wanted to make by 500GB external NTFS formatted USB drive into 1 x 50GB FAT32 and 1 x 450GB NTFS. I clicked the option that said format or create a partition and it basically wiped the whole thing in a split second leaving me with 500GB of seemingly empty space. Obviously the files are still there but I cannot boot the drive to view anything. I have downloaded testdisk, but don't know how to use it, but I am sure there is a relatively simple solution here. I am currently repairing the boot sector of the drive as Test Disk showed the drive as "no type" i.e. not FAT/NTFS/ext4 etc., but shows the correct amount of used space though, but I cannot view anything err go, I cannot use the undelete command as yet.

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May 9, 2010

I have just formatted an external USB disk with a JFS filesystem. The partition shows up in 'Computer', and it mounts, but if I try and copy and files onto it, it will not do it. Clearly, Nautilus is mounting it read-only. How do I get this to behave like my USB Flash drive, where I plug it in, and its automatically mounted read/write?

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Feb 25, 2010

i am currently trying to do software raid 1 on a running ubuntu 9.10 system with mdadm. I might have done something wrong and im trying to go back from the beginning. Does anyone know how to remove all the raid info from a harddisk and get it back to its original state.

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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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May 31, 2011

What I have done so far with Debian: I used dd in Ubuntu Lucid to put the Debian live GDE version onto a USB stick, and I successfully booted my Toshiba Mini with it in under a minute! That even blows Easy Peasy away! I love the simplicity of the DE. For now I want to get the GDE version of Debain installed to a USB stick. (That is, I will use the live USB that I created to direct the installation to a USB stick that is plugged into the computer).

What I think that I know: I was successful to use a live Ubuntu Lucid USB to install Ubuntu Lucid to both a USB stick and an SDHC card, and that is what I am running right now. I have encountered issues with this process, such as apparently the /dev/sdx that was recognized during install being different when I try to boot the new stick, and I only happen to eventually mysteriously boot after, say, trying a different USB port. My main concern is a functional internet connection, otherwise I will be helpless when I try to confront any other kind of Debian problem, and of course I will soon want to begin installing packages. In Ubuntu Lucid my wireless card was nonfunctional, and I spent two weeks working on finding a "solution", which was something I believe called a Personal Package Archive, my first and only use of such a thing.

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lexical/hwe-wireless
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install rtl8192ce-dkms

As far as I understand the first command, as with much of what I do with GNU/Linux, I must simply trust the benevolence of the package provider that their code will not ruin my hardware. The firmware issue does disburb me a bit, and it seems that Toshiba and Realtek or whoever is responsible would like to require me to use Windows in order to configure my wireless card. (That seems like it should be illegal.) Thank god I did manage to find a completely GNU solution, and thank the community for always being there trying to provide solutions like this.

So, appologizing for that overly elaborate introduction: Are there any pitfalls that I should avoid in the process of installing from the live GDE Debian USB to another USB stick on my Toshiba Mini, or if this is even possible in Debian? Is there a more appropriate solution to get my wireless card to work (instead of using the PPA mentioned above)? For instance, the wireless light never changes from amber to green (which I guess is what should indicate that the card is connected or not?), even though I am obviously connected to the interent (here I am). How do I force the installation to recognize my USB more primitively/reliably than as a /dev/sdx file (which seems to be quite dynamicly allocated from one boot to the next)?

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Mar 15, 2010

I am using the latest UBUNTU 9.10. It was working great. I logged in as Tom, put in my password and could do what I needed to do. Now when I go to the CLI through the terminal I get "Tom@new-host-2:~$ " which has no privileges. I obviously messed up something. I can't find a way to get back to my original prompt when I access the terminal.

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Jan 13, 2011

I am looking for an Open Source software making it possible to make a disk image of an Ubuntu installation as well as a Windows XP installation.I have checked out Clonezilla which almost solved the problem. However, the disk to which you restore needs to be the same size or bigger. I want to restore the whole thingo a smaller disk than the original.I am considering getting myself an SSD disk which will be considerably smaller than the 160 gb disk I have right now. I need it to work for Windows as well. Unfortunately I can't get rid of Windows quite yet I often participate in webinars on GotoWebinar and they do not support Linux ...

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Jul 10, 2010

I wanted, on my laptop, to clone a 60GB HDD into a 500GB HDD using clonezilla (Parted Magic live cd). So I used the option disk2image, create the image file to an USB Drive. Everything was fine, I get my image file on that ext HDD. After I change the HDD on my laptop for the brand new 500GB but I think I make a mistake when restoring the image file using image2disk instead of image2partition. Now my 500gb is recognised as a 60GB hdd on gparted. How can I reclaim original HDD space on my 500GB?

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Apr 29, 2010

I just got a Sony Vaio VPCW160AB and I would like to know if the lastest version of Ubuntu can be installed and run without problems on my new netbook.

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Aug 7, 2010

I have xp, vista and w7 installed on my pc's hard disk. I installed ubuntu 10 on the usb disk but I dont see how to start it.

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Oct 25, 2010

I want to install Ubuntu but not as Dual-Boot (Other OS is Windows XP x64 edition).

Does Wubi perform significantly better than an Ubuntu version installed on VMWare or VirtualBox?

My computer has:Intel Core2 Quad Q8200 @ 2.33GHz. 4GB RAM. An almost empty 450GB HD (defragmented)

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Jan 14, 2010

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Jun 7, 2011

No matter how I try, or how many sources I go to, every instance of open office gives me an error message saying that the JRE (Java) file is corrupt. I cannot find an instance of Open Office I can download regardless of the version. I have no Open Office now. How can I find a version that will give me the entire package AND install? I've had a lot of trouble getting any version to install...but that may be due to the corruption of the JRE file

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Dec 31, 2010

Initially, I was trying to get around a Nautilus log in error. Using this, I was able to log in, but I entered what seems to be a perfectly clean version of Ubuntu...with no access to my files. [URL].... Now, I can't seem to find any of my original files. Some of the commands I entered in the terminal included:


I'm afraid that I may have deleted the files, or have moved them to another user or someplace on the drive I can't see.

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May 8, 2011

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Feb 28, 2010

I installed Ubuntu 9.10 from Windows 7 and given 17GB default space for Ubuntu. I installed different programs and ...now I ran out of disk space when I tried to install Oracle XE. I tried GParted from Live CD to allocate the space, but it shows the complete partition as single partition for Windows and Ubuntu of which I could not able to allocate the specific space to Ubuntu.I don't want to reinstall the Ubuntu again as there's a lot of office work has been done.

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Oct 8, 2010

I hope I'm wording this issue clearly.I'd like to plug a disk (IDE or SATA) into an adapter that lets me plug it into my workstation via USB. (E.g. N82E16817153071 at newegg) It will show up as /dev/sdX where X is some arbitrary letter depending on what other disks the system happens to have.

I'd like to have a script then partition, format and copy files onto it. Then we need to install GRUB on it.

Then I will remove the disk and install it permanently into a different computer, here it will either be /dev/hda (if IDE) or /dev/sda (if SATA). However, it seems that in general when you install GRUB on a disk, it assumes it is going to be the same disk that boots??

I am first trying an IDE disk so it will be /dev/hda. I get a "GRUB Hard Disk Error" when booting it as /dev/hda rather than whetever it was on the USB adapter. I used this to install grub:

grub-install --root-directory /mnt/removable/ /dev/sdX Where X was the appropriate letter based on the USB adapter. Then I fixed /mnt/removable/boot/grub/device.map to use /dev/hda../dev/hdc instead of sda..sdc.

I haven't found much about this specific scenario I have so far on the web. I am guessing that stage1 is either attempting to find files based on what the original workstations primary disk geometry was, or it's assuming that the disk is the same location as it was when it was a "removable" one (i.e. /dev/sdX or (hd5) or whatever, when it should just be looking at (hd0).

The goal is to do this kind of installation easily and quickly, and not have to do it individually on each final computer via install CDROM or whatever, or reboot the workstation each time in order to attach the disk as the same location there, etc. (This is a manufacturing setting).

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Aug 12, 2010

I had been using ubuntu for quite a while.But alas , I had to switch to WinXp when I started learning VS using its IDE.I installed Windows over Ubuntu wiping its grub.I hoped I will repair grub when I would need to.Now when I boot from Live CD to install grub it can't find the installation present.Moreover,when I try to make a fresh installation it can't find any Operating System in the HDD and asks to format WHOLE.. hard disk to make partition table and continue installation.

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Feb 27, 2010

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Apr 30, 2010

after the update , a reboot fails to find the correct HD although it finds the grub menu.FWIW it boots into Windows

ive booted into a liveCD and mount /dev/sdb1 to get access to menu.1st

ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 10.2 GB, 10248118272 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1245 cylinders
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Disk identifier: 0x00066016


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I want to clean my ubuntu installation and I want to find packages which I installed using .deb files or using another (not ubuntu) repositories. I'm sure it can be done using apt or dselect or dpkg, but how?)

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