Ubuntu system corrupted

Hari hariraghaveee at gmail.com
Thu May 28 13:29:32 UTC 2015


Hey ppl,
 I am now running testdisk on my ubuntu. How to recover ? right now it is
doing a deeper search. Can someone guide me with that ?

Thanks :)

On Thu, May 28, 2015 at 6:09 PM, Petter Adsen <petter at synth.no> wrote:

> On Thu, 28 May 2015 17:51:47 +0530
> Hari <hariraghaveee at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Hey people ,
> >  Just an update. I have started the recovery process. Now i am
> > creating an image of the damaged file system to my ext HDD. So i
> > think i will perfom the repair on my main HDD so that i always have a
> > backup of it. If at all i perform repair on my ext HDD i fear loosing
> > of data and hence the choice. Will update on the status
> > Cheers !
>
> This is of course entirely up to you. Remember, though, that if you do
> the recovery on the image file, you can always create a new image later
> if you mess it up. Or, if you have the space, just create a copy of it
> before you start working on it. Doing the recovery on the original file
> system might be faster (though I doubt it would be very much faster), so
> that's also something to consider.
>
> If there had been physical damage to the disk things would be
> different, and you should only work on a copy of the image.
>
> The important point is that you will now have a backup, so that's a
> really good start.
>
> Do a little reading on how to use testdisk before you start, so you get
> an understanding of how it works. And think before you do anything, as
> these operations can take a lot of time, and potentially cause further
> damage to the file system you are working on.
>
> Ask here if you need help or explanations.
>
> Petter
>
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