LinuxQuestions.org
Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General
User Name
Password
Linux - General This Linux forum is for general Linux questions and discussion.
If it is Linux Related and doesn't seem to fit in any other forum then this is the place.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 03-22-2006, 12:26 PM   #1
xenthos
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2006
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
Unhappy Character encoding problem for filename in ubuntu


Hi! im new to linux, and right now i, only using a live dist of ubuntu 6.10, this is my story..

I was runnig Windows XP on my comp, but yesterday my disk, started to sound like a chainsaw or something, i shut off my comp, restarted it after a while, but i got the infamous BSOD, my disk was still sounding like it gonna break any second, so i figured out some ways to rescue the data on the disk, so i put in the live dist cd of ubuntu, mounted the ntfs partition and started to make backup on my USB memorystick.. so far so good, but here comes my problem..

im swedish and got some files named with , in this case the file: Krleken & sommaren2.flp

linux displayed the filename like this in X:
K?rleken & sommaren2.flp(invalid encoding)

i cant copy it cuz linux cant understand the filename. and i cant rename it cuz its a readonly disk (NTFS)

Is there anyway i can get linux to understand the filename as it is?, or any other way to copy it, like an id/hash or something like that?

Please help! im in a big crisis.

//Annoyed swede

Last edited by xenthos; 03-22-2006 at 12:28 PM.
 
Old 03-22-2006, 12:59 PM   #2
marozsas
Senior Member
 
Registered: Dec 2005
Location: Campinas/SP - Brazil
Distribution: SuSE, RHEL, Fedora, Ubuntu
Posts: 1,393
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 63
Your better option is to put this broken disk as a secondary disk in a working Windows XP instalation and copy/backup all data you can before the disk becomes unusable.

A kind of topic, I got very good results, twice, after I heard about a way to put a defective disk to work just for a few minutes, time enought to save your data. You may heard about too. It is about put the disk in the fridge. Sounds like an urban legend, but it worked for me ! If you interested, take a look at http://www.trisweb.com/archives/2005...freezer-trick/

good luck
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
gnome-terminal and character encoding problem guillaume31 Linux - Software 0 03-13-2006 09:09 AM
How to know encoding used for filename synna Programming 1 12-22-2004 09:57 AM
C Multibyte character encoding ugenn Programming 0 12-14-2003 07:44 AM
character encoding - mandrake 9.2 Osten Mandriva 1 11-21-2003 11:09 AM
Unsupported Character Encoding yenonn Linux - Software 3 04-28-2003 05:25 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:16 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration