[OT] Hosed Xubuntu system

Richmond Mathewson richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Mon Nov 28 18:37:59 CET 2016

Thanks for the advice and comfort.

On 11/28/16 6:28 am, Kay C Lan wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 28, 2016 at 4:54 AM, Richmond Mathewson
> <richmondmathewson at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I am slowly recovering my stuff: estimated completion about 2 weeks . . .
> Ouch. But surely a better Disk Utility Tool would help reduce that.
> It's unlikely that the files are gone; especially if the computer was
> working last night. GParted seems to be a basic Disk Utility program,
> not a Disk Repair program. Here is a list of some that might help:
> http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/10-things/10-linux-rescue-tools-for-recovering-linux-windows-or-mac-machines/
Gparted says there is nothing wrong with the disks!

I am wondering about demounting them and having the Macintosh check 
them, but not sure whether the
mac will recognise them.
>> I was naive enough to think that backing up data onto other hard drives
>> within the same computer was safe.
> As above; it's more like that the catalog files and the 'structure'
> that points to all the 1 and 0's has been mangled but the actual files
> are still in their location and with a good Repair program can be
> retrieved - saving you well over a weeks worth of time.

Um: testdisk brings back the file structure: the directories and a lot 
of "0 kb" files
reflecting the files that have vanished.
>> I was unaware that there was malware for Linux :(
> That has to be the quote of the Decade.

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