I had issues on my last install , I couldn't boot into it cause I accidentally uninstalled python 2.6 and everything it was attached to. So I reinstalled on a separate hard drive, I can see my other file system from the media folder but the only thing in my home dir is these 2 files 1 read me that says
THIS DIRECTORY HAS BEEN UNMOUNTED TO PROTECT YOUR DATA.
From the graphical desktop, click on:
From the command line, run:
And then this file
But when I click it and try to run it I get this error
I have a Debian OS installed (6.0), installed on a single partition, which was running out of space. So I copied all the data in /home to a spare partition, then edited fstab to mount this new partition as /home.
This works fine. But now of course I have the /home data both on the new partition (the one that is now being mounted and used), and also still on the original partition, though this directory is no longer mounted by the OS, so I can't directly 'get at' the data to delete it.
I could easily get into the partition from another OS and delete the unneeded /home data of course but I was just wondering; as this data is no longer 'seen' by the OS, will it be overwritten automatically by the OS when it needs more space, as it does with data that has been deleted from the filesystem, or would it be reserved somehow, still using up space?
I have some data files that should be distributed with my program. Using dist_pkgdata_DATA in Makefile.am, I get these files installed to /usr/local/data/share/package-name. The problem is that data is read-only, and my program needs to modify it. Playing with dist_sharedstate_DATA, dist_localstate_DATA, dist-data_DATA varibles, I got different installation directories, like /usr/local/com, usr/local/var, but data is always read-only.
How can I distribute modifiable data files with my package? I need some common directory for all users, or maybe local data in a user directory.
I have a DVD that I want to recover. The problem is that it will not mount because it has a small scratch at the beginning of the first track. Is there any way to force mount the DVD and recover at least the unscratched part of the DVD?
So I've pulled two hard drives out of my busted windows xp system (dead mb) and I'm trying to get some data off of them. The drives are in raid 0, so my friend told me that I might be able to do something if I use linux. Some late night searching on the internet directed me to a few resources, one of which was this forum. I've tried 2 methods, neither of which have worked.
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo mdadm --detail /dev/sdb mdadm: /dev/sdb does not appear to be an md device
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo dmraid -s /dev/sdb: "sil" and "hpt45x" formats discovered (using hpt45x)! ERROR: sil: wrong # of devices in RAID set "sil_agafdhcebccj" [1/2] on /dev/sda ERROR: removing inconsistent RAID set "sil_agafdhcebccj"
I've got some files for work that I'd really like to get off there. I've played with unix a bit in college and I've ran ubuntu before, but usually using the GUI, so a lot of this stuff is over my head. But from what I gather, my system thinks that one of the drives isn't a raid drive?
A friend of mine somehow managed to accidentally format her USB key the other day. It had all the photos of her daughter on it and she's more than a little upset about it.
I've told her not to fret too much just yet and that I'll have a look to see if there's any way to recover any of the data (specifically the photo's, she's not overly fussed about the rest)
I've had a look through the web, and foremost looks like it's the most promising option but I don't want to start messing around with it until I've asked my fellow ubuntu users for advice and thoughts.
I have recently gotten hold of a device that helps me plug my old ATA/IDE hard drive to my computer and view my old files that I wish to recover. I am using Ubuntu and the harddrive that I wish to retrieve the data from also has an Ubuntu install on it. The files I wish to recover are old .doc files, which I want to keep to remember my old writings.
The problem I have encountered arises when I wish to open some of the files. The icon for some of the files, which happen to be my best writings, has an X on the top right, indicating that I cannot view the contents. When I click on the files, the following error message pops up: "Access to /media/c885571b-a6e5-4a2d-937a-78af7050910/george/Courses/hist388/Passion.doc was denied."
Now, I am guessing that I need to be able to log in as superuser or something to be able to access these files, so I logged in my terminal as super user by following the instructions outlined on this page: [url]
I still did not have the sufficient access required to be able to open the files that I would like to retrieve.
I've got 10.10 running trying to recover files from 10.04/10.10 I don't know what to call it. I did update-manager -d but all I get is a bunch of failed packages when I try to run it, so I downloaded the full RC iso. Now I'm trying to recover my stuff from the HD using a live-usb. The only problem is, when I try to copy the files onto my SD card, I do not have permission to access some of the stuff on the HD and some of the stuff like the "Desktop" I do.
I just installed kubuntu 10.10, replacing an older installation. I have three hard drives one of which had all of the data I wanted to save, about 500gb. I repartitioned and formatted the other two drives and made sure that the data drive would be mounted but not formatted. When I booted into my new installation, the data drive was blank. I'm not sure if it's relevant, but I had just upgraded the file system from ext2 to ext4 before starting the installation.
I've been trying to recover my lost partition with testdisk. The website has instructions for recovering a formatted partition. It looks like it's working until the instructions tell me to choose Boot and RebuildBS, which I don't see as options. Can anyone give me any advice on how to recover? How did this even happen? Has anyone had a similar issue with installation?
Since recently I have installed windows (dont worry I will be back to ubuntu soon enough but I've ran into some trouble), I had installed windows on my main hard disk (I couldn't install windows on my 2nd hard disk for some reason).
There were 2 partitions on the main hard disk, 1 which had all my data and another which had all the system fyles for ubuntu on it I believe.
Now I deleted the small system fyle partition and installed windows over it thinking I'd have all my data on the other partition when I needed.
But when I started up ubuntu with a live USB (I had made it prior to deinstalling ubuntu because I wanted to go back asap) and browsed my files, I noticed that I couldn't get to my private data anymore!
The /home/user partition is still there but it only has a file in it which says something like "recover-private-data.desktop" but when I double click it (made it executable) it just pops up a terminal real fast and disappears.
When I install Fedora 12, I tried to use manual partition like before. But installation failed somewhere. So I have to accept Fedora 12's default partition. Once I experienced slow login problem. I have to reinstall. But the reinstallation would delete the previous installation. Is there a good way to keep personal files intact on reinstallation?
I've just got a STA/IDE to USB 2.0 gadgetas a quick and dirty way to get data off a HDD Plugged everything in hoping with no particualr reason that it would work like a USB stick. Device notifier spotted drive but wouldn't mount it
Code: dmesg | tail [20197.639369] sd 8:0:0:0: [sdb] Result: hostbyte=DID_OK driverbyte=DRIVER_SENSE [20197.639373] sd 8:0:0:0: [sdb] Sense Key : Medium Error [current] [20197.639378] sd 8:0:0:0: [sdb] Add. Sense: Peripheral device write fault [20197.639383] sd 8:0:0:0: [sdb] CDB: Write(10): 2a 00 00 60 7c cf 00 00 08 00 [20197.639391] end_request: I/O error, dev sdb, sector 6323407 [20197.639397] Buffer I/O error on device sdb6, logical block 8210 [20197.639399] lost page write due to I/O error on sdb6 [Code]....
Today I wanted to make a backup of my Ubuntu server. Since the program wasn't working for me, I rebooted my computer and right now it wont boot. Now I entered recovery mode and I'm trying to recover my /var/www and /etc/mrtg folders. I want to copy them to my USB-Stick but Ubuntu wont do this.
The command I tried: Code: cp -r /var/www /dev/sdg1/www I already created the folder via a other system. I also tried to mount the USB stick: Code: mount /dev/sdg1 /mnt/usbe But im getting the following error: error while loading shared libraries: /lib/libsepol.so.1: Invalid ELF header.
I am trying to transfer files from a SATA hard drive with Windows Vista (Home Premium) installed on it. Some files I can easily copy over, others just say Access Denied.
I'm sure permissions is part of the issue, unofrtunately Windows is unable to boot at all (surpise surprise) so I can't adjust anything from within in. I know with XP drives I can easily copy and paste onto my Ubuntu machine. I'm using a SATA to USB converter that let's me plug it in and my desktop reads it like an external hard drive.
I've gone into the properties and under permissions it shows my account as having access to Create and delete files under folder access amd "---" under File access. My group and others show None and --- for Folder and File access. I can post a link to a screenshot tomorrow. I've tried to also select Read and Write for File access but it goes back to the dashes before I can apply it.
I am running 64 bit Ubuntu 9.10 and do not have the sharing aspect installed. Any questions please feel free to ask me.
I was previously running postgresql 8.3, but upgrading to Ubuntu 10.04, has installed postgresql 8.4 and I'm now unable to start 8.3. I don't mind using 8.4, but I need to recover the data from my 8.3 installation, But I'm not sure how to do this as I can't start the 8.3 server, and 8.4 can't read my old data directory.
You'd think that with two backups of all my data, which are syncronised twice weekly - that I'd be pretty safe. Fine and good until in a reorganisation of my documents folders,I delete a bunch of files - and don't notice until after I've run the backup - so they're deleted from the backups as well. Cue me beating myself around the head with the keyboard a few times about a week later when I realised.I'd advise against doing that if you have a keyboard like the IBM Model-M - it hurts.Okay, so I figure it's at least worth having a stab at recovering this data. The external harddrive's not had anything written to it since then, so is probably the best candidate. It's formatted as an NTFS volume (1.5Tb).
Now, I DO have a copy of R-Studio for Windows which I bought and paid for a few years agowhen XP managed to destroy itself and the file structure on the harddrive when it fell over installing SP2 (this was the event which lead ultimately to me switching to Ubuntu).I've found this to work quite well, though the initial scan does take a while.nfortunately, it does NOT seem to work from within Ubuntu through Wine. It runs, but can't see any drives. The only Windows environment I have access to now is Vista, andR-Studio seems to hang after running for an hour or so under Vista.
Are there any tools - preferably simple enough that I can get my head around them - which I can use from within Ubuntu to have a scrub through an NTFS drive to look for and otentially recover deleted data? I've found several tools which claim to recover things from ext3/4 drives from Windows - but not the other way around!There are a fair selection of filetypes involved here, some word documents, probably most of interest to me though are some old videos, mostly <5Mb taken on my old phone camera from university. Nothing really mission critical...but memories nevertheless.
I recently suffered a hard disk failure, meaning I had to replace the faulty device. After attempting to mount the old faulty hard drive using and external caddy, I got the following message... Unable to mount 144 GB Filesystem Error mounting: mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdb5, missing codepage or helper program, or other error In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try dmesg | tail or so
I'd like to attempt to recover what I can from my /home directory but unfortunately I use encryption (although I do actually know my pass phrase). What procedures and software can I use to try and recover data from this drive?
I was trying to delete a logical drive in windows xp and the damn disk management tool in windows not only deleted my other windows partition but also my linux /data ext3 partition. Now I have a unallocated space in place of these partitions. The data is still there but the entries in the partition table have been removed. So how do I recover my partition. I was trying to use the following tutorial. [URK]
I used the sudo parted /dev/sda -- and then rescue START END command and could get back the /data partition. But it gives me the following error while mounting the partition. mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sda7, missing codepage or helper program or other error. In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try dmesg | tail or so.
What does this mean. How to I fix this? Also when I try to recover my windows partition using parted it scans for a while and then does nothing. It doesnot ask for writing the lost partition in the partition table. What do I do?
I started some months ago with Fedora 10, installed (on a barebones hardware package) from a DVD I got with a magazine. I liked it, and it worked fine. When 'Update Available' messages arrived, I installed the updates. When Fedora 11 arrived the same way, I installed that, a few weeks ago, and it, too, was working fine. A few days ago another 'Update Available' message arrived, and I installed it, unfortunately without backing up first. There was a message then that said to restart computer (which was still working fine).
I restarted the computer, and it would go as far as the moving blue bar across the bottom, then stop with a blinking cursor on a black screen. After trying several things, including the recovery part of the original DVD, I put a different, clean drive in the computer and reinstalled Fedora 10 from the original DVD. What I was hoping is that I could then install the original drive as a secondary one and get access to the files on it.
The following quote is the sad, sad story of a thumb drive with the partition table nuked, as told by a friend of mine:
Data was recovered from an XP system by booting with a BartPC CD and copying onto a USB thumb drive. Nothing unusual.
System was rebooted into the XP install CD.
The first drive that was found was the 16gb thumb drive (AKA flash drive) and the person (re) installing XP didn't catch the fact that XP presented the 16gb thumb drive instead of the 160gb hard drive.
The drive partition function in XP deleted the partition table - on the thumb drive.
A freeware utility in Windows shows the data but can't recover the file names, so that everything is gobbledygook. Does anybody know of a utility or program under Linux that can help? I have a laptop running F 12 and can do the work if needed, but don't know what program to use.
A few days ago I accidentally deleted a video file from the trash and I am looking forward to recover it but google could not give me a hand. Even worse I don't remember the name of the file. Is there any specific free software for this? Or command line? (I am not good at it but can learn fast).
I've accidently begun installing Ubuntu Studio onto my OpenSUSE drive I stupidly forgot to to swap my hard drive cables around.
Luckily, the Ubuntu Studio install failed before I noticed the problem, but I need to access the SUSE drive to pull some date off of it. Whats the best way of doing this?
I used a program in windows XP to try and pull the data (mainly holiday snaps) off the drive, but it only works on NTFS file systems, so didn't get me what I need.
How can I access the data on the linux partitions? I'm fairly certain I was using 11.2, which after a bit of googling seems touse the EXT3 file format. Correct?
I'm in over my head here really, as you can probably tell, but what my limited knowledge leads me to believe is that the Ubuntu installer overwrote my partition table (is that right?) but left all the data there still.
Ideally I need a program very similar to the one that I used, but which works for the SUSE filesystem, and runs under XP (my only working OS at the moment)
I have foulty hard drive partition which would not mount so browsing internet I found out that it is posible to use Terminal I'm using mac, so hard is 1tb devided in 2 partitions 1st mac extended, 2nd FAT32 2nd would not mount, when try connect hard to windows pc it freezes everything so decided to use Knoppix from CD
using that OS I can see both partition but the faulty one is very slow takes up to 5min to open every folder so tried to connect other hard and copy paste folders but I can not create ot paste anything on new connected hard there is always Access Denied or Permition Denied found post on forume where someone used dd command and I tried that, data goes from sdc2 to sdc1 that's what's happend:
and I'm not shure, is it copying, is it still doing something or I should stop this and go to Data Recovery Specialists?
I have 2 RAID1 hard drives with possibly hardware errors, (when I tried to mount them in a degraded array, they won't start, throwing some Buffer I/O errors) So I used ddrescue to make a disk image out of one drive, ran losetup to use the image file as loopback device:
Code: losetup /dev/loop0 imagefile.img
but when I tried to assemble a raid array including the /dev/loop0 device like:
it will complain that no superblock is found on /dev/loop0 device. With desperation, I tried to create a legacy raid array with following command, of course, including one of the bad drives:
Code: mdadm -B /dev/md0 --level=1 -n2 /dev/sdb1(bootable partition on the bad drive) /dev/loop0
I successfully created a new RAID1 array, but when I tried to mount it
Now the only thing I haven't tried is to clean the superblock by doing --zero-superblock, and not sure if that will solve the problem. Should I get a second drive to hold my broken drive image so that I might be able to assemble a good RAID1 array or should I continue working on the only disk image file I recovered from one of the broken drives?
I am kind of at a loss on how to recover data from a 15 year old floppy (Simcity 2000, bought the copy off of ebay thinking it was the cd version and well...). At first I could see the files on the disk, but couldn't read them. So, I ran chkdisk on windows and it couldn't fix the disk. I have heard things about dd_rescue, which I have tried, but it just produces an error filled image that I can't recover any data from. I don't think it really tried all that hard to read the sectors that have problems.