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  1. #1
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    Question ubuntu 10.04 crashed

    Hello,
    I used to have a fc6 until recetnly 2 weeks back I installed ubuntu 10.04 LTS on top of virtual box and vista home premium(I know its a blunder but I desperately needed at that moment to practice on visual studio) . Now the actually problem . The system froze and I have to perform a forceful shutdown which resulted in a crash. Next time I booted I went into initramfs.
    1. boot failed because it couldn't find anything in /root. I have my ext4 installed in /dev/sda1. For performing mount /etc/fstab does not exist. I could n,t even get to a terminal operation failed
    2. I tried using Live cd which I used to install ubuntu but it keeps on going with red and white dots. when i tried to get into menu and go to "try ubuntu without installing" even that didnot panout. I was able to check disk and memory through live cd those are fine.
    Please don't tell me to do a fresh install I have tons of imp data on it. Is there anyway to recover it. Please help

  2. #2
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    Re: ubuntu 10.04 crashed

    hello all,
    17 views and no help?

  3. #3
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    Re: ubuntu 10.04 crashed

    Wow I hate when that happens.
    I would try something like pendrive linux you can put the whole OS on a thumb drive.
    Then backup and start over.
    Last edited by ve3tru; September 17th, 2010 at 09:06 PM.

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    Re: ubuntu 10.04 crashed

    Hi,
    I am only in intiramfs prompt how can i back up my os?

  5. #5
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    Re: ubuntu 10.04 crashed

    well I'm right there with you on the crashed pc. As far as backing up the files, download a live cd, boot using the live cd then mount the drive that has the crashed ubuntu and locate the files you need. Copy them to a thumb drive or to a different partition. I'm hoping someone will give us a walk through on how to recover ubuntu rather then re-installing. Good luck with your computer

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