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Home partition recovery

Postby eon01 on Mon Nov 18, 2013 7:33 am

I have a problem with my system, I cannot access anything . So I tried to boot from a live distro (mint 15) and save my home folder into an external hard drive .

I used to have the /home in a logical partition.

Now after booting from the usb , I can't see my home partition in the side panel .
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(A part of) Testdisk output : http://i.imgur.com/uZQcr0e.png
Here is the output of boot-repair : http://paste.ubuntu.com/6437066/
Here is the output of parted -l : http://i.imgur.com/I9KWR1Y.png

Any help please ?
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Re: Home partition recovery

Postby Pierre on Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:31 am

according to that parted output,
you've got only a 316Gb primary & a 4Gb swap - inside a extended area.

- so:- just what was the last thing that you did?

that may have caused the loss of /home ??
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Re: Home partition recovery

Postby eon01 on Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:41 am

Pierre wrote:according to that parted output,
you've got only a 316Gb primary & a 4Gb swap - inside a extended area.

- so:- just what was the last thing that you did?

that may have caused the loss of /home ??

Thank you for your reply .
I tried boot-repair : https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot- ... _in_Ubuntu

Edit : Even before trying this, it was same .
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Re: Home partition recovery

Postby WharfRat on Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:00 am

eon01 wrote:I used to have the /home in a logical partition.

It doesn't look like it :?

In the live usb open the terminal and enter:
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sudo -i

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mount /dev/sda1 /mnt

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cd /mnt/home

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ls -lh

You should see your 'home' if it's there.

Good luck :wink:
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Re: Home partition recovery

Postby eon01 on Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:37 am

The result of

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ls -lh

was : total 0

Does it mean that I lost home data ?
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Re: Home partition recovery

Postby WharfRat on Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:46 am

This was from your boot repair post. It only shows two partitions so your home has to be in '/'

=============================== sda1/etc/fstab: ================================

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# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
# device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
# that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
#
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
# / was on /dev/sda1 during installation
UUID=1127aed4-3d00-45ee-a8ad-7f23736d42e3 / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1
# swap was on /dev/sda5 during installation
UUID=9eaeb56a-8267-4348-b203-e7ccd21642f8 none swap sw 0 0

Are you sure the partition is mounted :?: Look in /mnt
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cd /mnt

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ls -lh


Paste back:
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mount|grep sda1

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df -h
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