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You may want to try booting into a recovery disk. System Rescue CD MAY be able to recover the data. It is better to do this from a live disk because then you are less likely to overwrite the information that is there. When you delete a file it is not wiped, but instead the computer sees it as space that it can write over. As long as it has not been ...


I ran across the same issue just now, and found another workaround. Basically, it involves making the hosts /run directory available to the guest. First, we mount /run where it can be accessed by the guest. I will assume that your install partition is mounted at /mnt mkdir /mnt/hostrun mount --bind /run /mnt/hostrun Then, we chroot into the guest, and ...


1: it doesn't have to do anything with primary/extended/logical partitions. 2: I think you wanted to say "logical" partition instead of "extended". 3: mkfs thinks your partition size if 0 bytes. It was very surely, because the kernel wasn't able to update the partition table after a repartitioning. After you edited the partition table, didn't you get some ...


I figured it out. My bootloader wasn't configured properly. Sounds obvious, right? Modifying fstab doesn't quite qualify as configuring the bootloader. I had to change a line in /boot/syslinux/syslinux.cgf to refer to correct boot partition. That said, there was no need to boot off of the second disk in the first place. I could have avoided this problem by ...


You can try recover some files with the program testdisk. They have a good tutorial and in some Linux distros it's already included. If yours has it not, download from here.


See here mount info for current directory This question answers how to find mount info for file-system for current working directory. So if you can cd to somewhere in the mount, then you can find out with (cd $somewhereInTheMount; until findmnt . ; do cd .. ; done)

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