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January 6th, 2011, 12:14 PM
i turned off my ubuntu, but dint wait till it completely turns off and switched off electricity, and now i cant start it.

this is what it shows and the same shows in recovery mode

January 6th, 2011, 12:21 PM
It's looking like partitions are destroyed.

Probably allocation table is damaged.

January 6th, 2011, 12:29 PM
It's looking like partitions are destroyed.

Probably allocation table is damaged.

so, what i can do? atleast, to get my files?

January 6th, 2011, 12:34 PM
I think that another partitions are accessible.

Run LiveCD and mount available partitions.

January 6th, 2011, 12:34 PM
Hi and welcome to the forums :-)

Use a LiveCD to boot the computer and save your files by running Nautilus as root (gives you access without permissions problems).

gksu nautilus in the terminal (Applications > Accessories > Terminal).

At the same time, download and run the boot info script linked at the bottom of my post (instructions included).

Post the results back here so we can take a look.

January 6th, 2011, 01:10 PM
boot info script in terminal shows:

ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo bash ~/Desktop/boot_info_script055.sh
Identifying MBRs...
Computing Partition Table of /dev/sda...
Computing Partition Table of /dev/sdb...
Searching sda1 for information...
Searching sda2 for information...
Searching sda3 for information...
Searching sda5 for information...

but i cant find not on Desktop, not in the Home folder the txt

January 6th, 2011, 01:41 PM
and i cant mount partition where was the ubuntu. is there something i can do to get my files?

that partition is sda5

January 6th, 2011, 01:54 PM
in windows there is partition doctor that fixes corrupted partitions. i am not sure what the linux option is.

January 6th, 2011, 03:37 PM

1) I booted Slax (Slax is a LiveCD Linux distribution)

2) in Disk Manager or Partition Manager (dont know how it called) i find out which sda_ is mine damaged partition, mine was sda5

3) and there in Terminal I pasted this (and here you have to write your damadger partition sda number):

e2fsck -y -f -v /dev/sda54) rebooted, and Ubuntu was back to normal! Not a file or setting missing! :grin: