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    [SOLVED] Re: I'm in big trouble with the wife...

    TestDisk was able to change the partition table of the filesystem back to NTFS but unfortunately the process of formatting as EXT3 doesn't mix well with an existing NTFS partition.

    I can't...
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    [SOLVED] Re: I'm in big trouble with the wife...

    I have to say I agree about the whole backing up as opposed to being over protective.

    I keep trying to tell her hard drives fail, laptops get dropped, cups of tea get spilt...

    I'm always...
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    [SOLVED] Re: I'm in big trouble with the wife...

    Thanks for all the support.

    I've toyed with the idea of trying to set up some sort of flow chart type guide (e.g. if this has happened, try this else move on to this step etc.) just to point...
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    [SOLVED] Re: I'm in big trouble with the wife...

    Now the dust has settled I thought I would post a final reply and see if I could mark the thread as solved.

    Here's a general summary of what I did:


    Borrowed wife's laptop to use the in built...
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    [SOLVED] Re: I'm in big trouble with the wife...

    I did a little more than cringe when I realised what I had done.

    Although I was being careful I was rushing and also partly lulled in to a false sense of security because I was using a Live CD. I...
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    [SOLVED] Re: I'm in big trouble with the wife...

    I got a 1TB drive which when mounted in System Rescue couldn't be written to because it was formatted as NTFS so I plugged it in to another machine and reformatted at FAT32. Then I've spent the rest...
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    [SOLVED] Re: I'm in big trouble with the wife...

    Thank you very much for all your advice. I'm going to monitor this thread in case anyone has any further suggestions to add and more importantly I'll post back to let you know how it goes.

    P.S. I...
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    [SOLVED] Re: I'm in big trouble with the wife...

    Your reassurances are welcomed - I might not have to sleep outside in the snow after all.

    In the morning I'm going to purchase a suitably large external hard drive then I'm going to boot System...
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    [SOLVED] Re: I'm in big trouble with the wife...

    I've got a copy of System Rescue CD that has got TestDisk on it. Can you clarify what you mean by 'run recovery software using a surface scan'?
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    [SOLVED] I'm in big trouble with the wife...

    I got a new toy (plugcomputer) that can boot from SD cards. My wife's laptop has got an SD card reader built in so I borrowed it and booted from an Ubuntu LiveCD reassuring her nothing could...
  11. [ubuntu] Re: HOW TO: Install VMware Server 2 without X Server

    First, thanks for such a thorough post.

    Now to business; I did all that on to Ubuntu Server 8.04.1 i386 then went to my main machine with a GUI and tapped in the address and was able to set up...
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    Re: Howto Share internet connection

    After many frustrating issues, going round in a lot of circles and reading numerous posts on the subject I started with a fresh 7.10 installation and used the instructions on this post:
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