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Old 08-18-2012, 07:44 AM   #1
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rescue remix cd


am i trying to run b4 i can walk?i have downloaded and made bootable disk of ubuntu rescue remix how do i get the gui?
 
Old 08-18-2012, 08:37 AM   #2
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That disk comes with no graphical support. From their site....

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Version 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) of the very best Free-Libre Open-Source data recovery software toolkit based on Ubuntu is out.

Ubuntu-Rescue-Remix provides a robust yet lean system for data recovery and forensics. No graphical interface is used; the live system can boot and function normally on machines with very little memory or processor power. Following Ubuntu's six-month release schedule, all the software is up-to-date, stable and supported.

Ubuntu-Rescue-Remix features a full command-line environment with the newest versions of the most powerful free/libre open-source data recovery software including GNU ddrescue, Photorec, The Sleuth Kit, Gnu-fdisk and Clamav.
Use a regular install CD/DVD, there is an option to boot to a gui.
 
Old 08-18-2012, 03:44 PM   #3
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That disk comes with no graphical support. From their site....



Use a regular install CD/DVD, there is an option to boot to a gui.
hi thanks for the reply.
i am trying to rescue data from a hard drive that wont mount,thats why i downloaded ubuntu rescue remix cd thinking it had a gui
i dont know anything about command line codes,do you know of any other gui based tools i could use to get my data back?
 
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Any live CD will work. Knoppix is a good choice, it has a large user following, and has its own site.

To rescue data, form any live CD, you have to mount the partition you want data from. I believe Knoppix will show you icons on the desktop, you can click on them, get a menu, and click mount. Once the partition(s) are mounted, you can simply copy the data.
 
Old 08-19-2012, 06:04 AM   #5
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Any live CD will work. Knoppix is a good choice, it has a large user following, and has its own site.

To rescue data, form any live CD, you have to mount the partition you want data from. I believe Knoppix will show you icons on the desktop, you can click on them, get a menu, and click mount. Once the partition(s) are mounted, you can simply copy the data.
ok i will give knoppix a try.
i have tryd ubuntu12.04 live cd and an installed 12.04 os but they would not mount the drive,reporting a problem with superblocks,sorry for my lack of experience in this.
when i plug the hard drive into a windows system it says its a raw file and wants format the drive
have you any advice for force mounting the drive in ubuntu 12.04?or force mounting it in knoppix if its a better os for this kind of job
 
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Your best bet is to try and fix the disk errors first. Here is a link to a 'how to' tutorial.

-->http://linuxexpresso.wordpress.com/2...ock-in-ubuntu/

If you can manage to fix the super block problems, the drive should mount normally. Ubuntu uses ext4 file system by default. Windows can not read or write a linux partition with ext4 file system.

You do not need any of the partitions on the drive mounted to work on fixing superblock errors. This tut mentions the use of Parted Magic. It is a good tool also. If you have burned Knoppix, you should be able to do this procedure with it.

You are used to using 'sudo' in Ubuntu to get root privileges. I believe in Knoppix you just do a 'su' in a terminal, and press enter, there is no root password.

Best of luck with it.
 
Old 08-19-2012, 06:46 AM   #7
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Your best bet is to try and fix the disk errors first. Here is a link to a 'how to' tutorial.

-->http://linuxexpresso.wordpress.com/2...ock-in-ubuntu/

If you can manage to fix the super block problems, the drive should mount normally. Ubuntu uses ext4 file system by default. Windows can not read or write a linux partition with ext4 file system.

You do not need any of the partitions on the drive mounted to work on fixing superblock errors. This tut mentions the use of Parted Magic. It is a good tool also. If you have burned Knoppix, you should be able to do this procedure with it.

You are used to using 'sudo' in Ubuntu to get root privileges. I believe in Knoppix you just do a 'su' in a terminal, and press enter, there is no root password.

Best of luck with it.
thanks for the link,i will give it a good read over later on when i get the kids of to bed.
i will let you know how i get on with it.
i need tha data back so i wont give uo untill i have got it,and i will learn about linux too,which is a must as i have been using ubuntu for 2 years now but have no real knowlage of linux commands
 
  


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