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Old 05-16-2018, 08:09 PM   #1
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Tahrpup does not detect my eMMC type hard drive


I'm using a Lenovo Ideapad 120S with a 32G eMMC card as it's hard drive.

I had this machine set up with Lubuntu 16.04, and I was using it to prepare a USB for installing Ubuntu server on another computer. Unfortunately I accidentally wrote the ISO file to my hard drive instead of my USB. So now when I restart, I get the wizard for installing Ubuntu server, and cannot reach my files (which I hope still exist).

I am trying to rescue my files using Tahrpup64 6.0.5. I am able to boot up Tahrpup from a USB. From reading stuff online, I believe my eMMC drive should have an icon in the lower left part of the desktop. But there is only "sda1" which is the Tahrpup USB. I have tried the "HardInfo" app in the desktop menu, and the only storage device it shows is my USB.

Any advice on how to rescue my files? So far I've been trying to do this with puppy Linux, but I'm willing to try other methods too.
 
Old 05-17-2018, 04:59 PM   #2
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See if

http://www.knopper.net/knoppix-mirrors/index-en.html

Live iso might give better results.

I use live AntiX myself anymore or MX 17 live depending on the age of hardware I am working on.

Maybe Mike Walsh or one of the other Puppy experts on this forum can tell you which Puppy to download for your problem.
 
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Old 05-17-2018, 05:00 PM   #3
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My guess is you could try to get some files.... maybe...

If you used the very powerful command dd to write an iso image to the wrong drive then you'd have a very unknown state. Might be more difficult if this is a uefi system too.

I'd create a usb with modern linux like Fedora 28 or current ubuntu. Really a dvd might be more easily uefi/legacy supported by default but who had a dvd player anymore?

Once you get some live media booted then try to use testdisk on the device by name. Might be /dev/mmc??? I'd think.

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Old 05-17-2018, 05:08 PM   #4
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@ jefro

If

Code:
fdisk -l
Code:
parted -l
Code:
blkid

Don't see it after a live boot. Time to move to another distro. Or. The EEMC is fubar.

Usually a newer kernel is needed to see this new fangled stuff though.
 
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I think the MMC is probably OK. Detection is iffy still with Linux. He might need to try a few different distros. @OP, if you wrote an install iso to the main drive, you probably destroyed the partition information, which means you'll have to use data recovery tools to rescue the data.
 
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Old 05-18-2018, 01:19 AM   #6
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$ cat /proc/partitions

On my hp stream 11s, the eMMC shows up as /dev/mmcblk0.

When I used BSD, it didn't see it at all. But that was like 3+ years ago.
 
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