[OT] Hosed Xubuntu system

Richmond Mathewson richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Mon Nov 28 14:38:47 EST 2016

No: the root account was not enabled, and as the thing won't boot there 
is no way one can tell
if a password has been changed.

Running *extundelete* from a live disk keeps giving this sort of
message on all the partitions of all the disks inside the machine:

Failed to restore inode 11796494 to file 
RECOVERED_FILES/file.11796494:Unable to set proper file size (enormous 
numner in brackets)

Prior to that extundelete shows that it *can* see files on the disk 


On 11/28/16 9:29 pm, Bob Sneidar wrote:
> Can anything not running as root even do this?? And if not, is root account enabled? and if so, has the password been changed?
> Bob S
> On Nov 28, 2016, at 11:25 , Richard Gaskin <ambassador at fourthworld.com<mailto:ambassador at fourthworld.com>> wrote:
> Richmond Mathewson wrote:
>> Once *extundelete* told me "space has been reallocated" I knew
>> everything was cooked.
> It may not be recoverable, but I'm curious as to how it happened in the first place.
> Anything noteworthy in ~/.bash_history, /var/log/auth.log, or /var/log/syslog?
> Are those files even remaining?
> --
> Richard Gaskin
> Fourth World Systems
> Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web
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