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All, I know most sites do not like you posting from other sites/threads, but trying desperately to recover. Wrote up my issues at: "linux-dot-org-slash-threads-slash-laptop-recovery.5829" and "linux-dot-org-slash-threads-slash-new-dt-problems.5863" Was making headway, when ...
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    Recovery - Desperate


    All,

    I know most sites do not like you posting from other sites/threads, but trying desperately to recover. Wrote up my issues at:

    "linux-dot-org-slash-threads-slash-laptop-recovery.5829"

    and

    "linux-dot-org-slash-threads-slash-new-dt-problems.5863"

    Was making headway, when I sent in latest reply and got message that I'm only allowed 8 posts and have exceeded by allotment.

    The resonse I was posting was:

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    Rescue mode is asking for me to load file:

    iwlwifi-100-6.ucode

    from flash.

    However searching found this message:

    spinics-dot-net/lists/linux-wireless/msg88957-dot-html

    and therefore only downloadable version at:

    wireless-dot-kernel-dot-org/en/users/Drivers/iwlwifi/?n=Downloads

    is:

    iwlwifi-100-5.ucode

    How do I resolve this? Will this older version do?

    Cheers!
    OMR
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    Sorry had to dummy up the URLs here as this system says I can not submit direct URLs until after I have 15 posts.

    Hope someone here has answers for me so I can work this all out.

    Cheers!

    OMR

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    Here is the link :
    New DT Problems | Linux.org

    Have you tried using Live CD/DVD and just insert the LIVE CD and make sure boot order says "CD/DVD" comes before "HDD" . You don't need to edit Grub or any other files. Once you booted into Live CD most often you may find the drive on Desktop itself. If its not there , please post the output of

    PHP Code:
    fdisk -
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    suggestly a clean install of 14.04. simply keep partitions as-is and do not format /home.
    Much easier than trying to upgrade from one version to another on-disc.

    But, you will still have to
    PHP Code:
    apt-get install iwlwifi 
    and others. As a sugg. -- once where wanted, clone it with clonezilla
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    Fdisk -l Results

    Quote Originally Posted by Lakshmipathi View Post
    Please post the output of
    PHP Code:
    fdisk -
    Here are the fdisk results:

    Code:
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sda1   *          63       16064        8001    1  FAT32
    Partition 1 does not start on physical sector boundary.
    /dev/sda2           16384   527359999   263671808   83  Linux
    /dev/sda3       527360000   625141759    48890880   82  Linux swap / Solaris
    Cheers!

    OMR

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    Repository Please

    Quote Originally Posted by zenwalker View Post
    suggestly a clean install of 14.04. simply keep partitions as-is and do not format /home.
    Much easier than trying to upgrade from one version to another on-disc.

    But, you will still have to
    PHP Code:
    apt-get install iwlwifi 
    and others. As a sugg. -- once where wanted, clone it with clonezilla
    zenwalker,

    You suggest running:
    PHP Code:
    apt-get install iwlwifi 
    But it errors saying:
    E: Unable to locate package iwlwifi
    so we need the right repository to get this. What is it?

    Cheers!

    OMR

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    Ubuntu is just buggy. Once it goes down, you'll never get it back right. Back up your files and start over. You could be finished by now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldManRiver View Post
    Here are the fdisk results:

    Code:
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sda1   *          63       16064        8001    1  FAT32
    Partition 1 does not start on physical sector boundary.
    /dev/sda2           16384   527359999   263671808   83  Linux
    /dev/sda3       527360000   625141759    48890880   82  Linux swap / Solaris
    Cheers!

    OMR
    I assume you got this output after logging into live-cd. As you can see /dev/sda2 is the Linux partition. (/dev/sda3 is used by swap) Could you try to mount the drive as root user with command like


    Code:
    sudo mount  /dev/sda2 /mnt
    ls /mnt

    Can you see files here ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldManRiver View Post
    zenwalker,
    You suggest running:
    PHP Code:
    apt-get install iwlwifi 
    . . .
    so we need the right repository to get this. What is it?

    Cheers! OMR
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    Also, you could search here.
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    Think I said this

    Quote Originally Posted by mizzle View Post
    Ubuntu is just buggy. Once it goes down, you'll never get it back right. Back up your files and start over. You could be finished by now.
    All,

    Think I said this before, but maybe in another post somewhre else, that backups on this machine are impossible. If I take your approach I will just buy the 1TB drive and start from scratch, but I have an additional problem:

    Being an Admin and Tech I have the following tools:

    1. USB to IDE/SATA external drive adapter cord set,
    2. Parted Magic.

    However the files system (Ext4) is soo messed that when connected externally no file system is found on the HD by Parted Magic, and only Grub2, during boot, is able to assemble it correctly for actual interaction with the files.

    For a while it was booting "read only" because the directive for all mounts in fstab is "on error" mount as read only, so had to fix that just to get close enough to work on it.

    Cheers!

    OMR

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lakshmipathi View Post
    I assume you got this output after logging into live-cd. As you can see /dev/sda2 is the Linux partition. (/dev/sda3 is used by swap) Could you try to mount the drive as root user with command like


    Code:
    sudo mount  /dev/sda2 /mnt


    ls /mnt

    Can you see files here ?
    Lakshmipathi,

    No need to mount it boots and I have login from tty1-6, so can login, sudo and see all files, but no backup apps or anything run, since we are at "disk full" status.

    Cheers!

    OMR

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