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    Recover External HDD's Home Directory in Live CD ubuntu 10.4

    Hello,I have been using Ubuntu 10.4 in my Dell laptop PC and 2 Days ago my external hdd clashed and later,i saw Unknown file system and grub rescue message in my laptop screen So,I using Live CD to fixing problem.


    first,I tried to type Terminal for seeing my home directory and i do as


    gksudo nautilus


    but it can not find my home directory at there.The external hdd is connected via USB and power is on.
    I want to recover my data from live CD.Can you give me advise?
    I plan to purchase USB memorystick and i will install Ubuntu 10.4 to them and booting USB memorystick
    as it will same happen in this now? I am afraid of it.

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    Re: Recover External HDD's Home Directory in Live CD ubuntu 10.4

    For recovering your /home folder you can use console and command line, I think.

    In order to launch consoleyou can type:ctrl+alt+T

    Then through command line you can copy your /home folder to the place you have previously mounted, please see: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=793680 for specific commands.

    You can use 10.04 live CD in order to recover your files but it is a release which has reached its end of life support, for this reason I recommend once solved the problem, to install a supported release as 12.04 or 13.10.

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    Re: Recover External HDD's Home Directory in Live CD ubuntu 10.4

    Hello

    When you boot on LiveCD/USB, the first thing to do, dd USB plugged, is :
    sudo fdisk -l
    to see yours partitions.

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    Re: Recover External HDD's Home Directory in Live CD ubuntu 10.4

    Thank you for reply




    Quote Originally Posted by claracc View Post
    For recovering your /home folder you can use console and command line, I think.

    In order to launch consoleyou can type:ctrl+alt+T

    Then through command line you can copy your /home folder to the place you have previously mounted, please see: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=793680 for specific commands.

    You can use 10.04 live CD in order to recover your files but it is a release which has reached its end of life support, for this reason I recommend once solved the problem, to install a supported release as 12.04 or 13.10.




    First,I tried these but it does not work.I have an 160GB external hdd and most of space was full by Photo,Video,Text,etc
    and the external hdd front light was on and it looks like working.My laptop Internal hdd was broke 4-5 Years ago,anyway
    i would trying these again.



    1:

    sudo cp -Rv /media/disk1/home/myusername/*
    cp: missing destination file operand after `/media/disk1/home/myusername/*'




    2:


    sudo -i
    mount /dev/hdx /mnt/oldhome
    mount point /mnt/myusername does not exist






    Quote Originally Posted by jeanjd63 View Post
    Hello

    When you boot on LiveCD/USB, the first thing to do, dd USB plugged, is :
    sudo fdisk -l
    to see yours partitions.


    Thanks,I wrote command and follow these steps but it no respond in terminal
    after the sudo fdisk -l




    I checked Disk Utilities and my external hdd was there and showing device /dev/sda
    and model number,serial,etc and Volume as it show 154GB as Free and 1.0kb as Unknown
    and 6.2GB as Free.it that something wrong?I do not create partition.

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    Re: Recover External HDD's Home Directory in Live CD ubuntu 10.4

    Replace 'myusername' in those commands with your actual user name and run them again.

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    Re: Recover External HDD's Home Directory in Live CD ubuntu 10.4

    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky Ball View Post
    Replace 'myusername' in those commands with your actual user name and run them again.


    Hi,I tried once again but it does not work as follow-



    1:


    sudo cp -Rv /media/disk1/home/yassys/*
    cp: missing destination file operand after `/media/disk1/home/myusername/*'



    2:

    sudo -i
    mount /dev/hdx /mnt/oldhome
    mount /dev/hdx /mnt/oldhome does not exist
    mount point /mnt/yassys
    mount point /mnt/yassys does not exist






    Today,I clicked Install Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS Icon and follow each install step because
    I want to checked my external hdd alive and external hdd was there but it said external hdd has
    no Operating System.I cancel Install and I hope I can install Ubuntu in a part of my external hdd
    to see or save data.

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    Re: Recover External HDD's Home Directory in Live CD ubuntu 10.4

    Okay, well, you're not filling in your information but using the default information that is intended only to tell you what to add. For instance:

    Code:
    mount /dev/hdx /mnt/oldhome
    hdx: You need to replace that with 'sda5' or whatever the number of your partition is. 'oldhome' you need to replace with the actual mountpoint you are using.

    Code:
    sudo cp -Rv /media/disk1/home/yassys/*
    You need to provide the exact path on your machine. You are also missing half the command as the full command from that link is:

    Code:
    sudo cp -Rv /media/disk1/home/yourusername/* /media/yourdestinationdrive/yourdestinationfolder/
    You're not copying the file to any destination, thus the missing operand.


    What was given were examples only; they are not intended to be used 'as is', unless the paths and names on your machine, by some freakish coincidence, happen to match the details in the examples.
    Last edited by Bucky Ball; January 28th, 2014 at 11:18 AM.

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    Re: Recover External HDD's Home Directory in Live CD ubuntu 10.4

    I do not have Partition and All data contain at the entire disk and I wrote
    "sda" and mount point as "/." or Do I need write /home ?




    sudo -i
    mount /dev/sda /mnt/.
    mount: /dev/sda: can't read superblock

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    Re: Recover External HDD's Home Directory in Live CD ubuntu 10.4

    Can you give the return of command :
    sudo fdisk -l
    or
    sudo parted -l

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    Re: Recover External HDD's Home Directory in Live CD ubuntu 10.4

    Quote Originally Posted by jeanjd63 View Post
    Can you give the return of command :
    sudo fdisk -l
    or
    sudo parted -l



    #1:

    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -l
    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$



    #2:

    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo parted -l
    Error: /dev/sda: unrecognised disk label

    Warning: Unable to open /dev/sr0 read-write (Read-only file system). /dev/sr0
    has been opened read-only.
    Error: /dev/sr0: unrecognised disk label

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