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Joe Jackman

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  1. 24 minutes ago, TorC said:

    It may be half-dozen of one and six of another, but Puppy Linux Live is the way I, personally would go.  Selectivity as to files recovered and media on which files are saved allows flexibility not present with dd. 


    Just create either a Live CD or USB, alter BIOS to boot to it, and go!  Save to whatever is convinient.


    Then, one can 'repair' the hard drive, if desired


    Go for it!

    the bad sectors is like 2002 out of idk million ? and ya i can always use my pop os live cd. whats special about puppy?


  2. 3 hours ago, tikker said:

    I think this is exactly why ddrescue exists... Copying 1 TB will take a while, nothing you can do about that. What do you mean "preserve the HDD as is"?


    Its like the gnome extensions, the browser data (i use vivaldi and i forgot the encrypted key so i cant just sync it, i really dont wanna waste time to set all my bookmarks, history and configs like 100mbps half duplex, xrander etc. i really dont want to go through all that. I use liunx just so i can get things done-mostly study and abit of python learning. 
    so what i mean by HDD as is are those data and config files- let me explain, idk the technical term for this caz i am very new, not even an year passed since i main linux, and windows for gaming only ofc.

    https://www.distrotube.com/blog/move-your-home-folder-to-second-drive/ . If i am not mistaken, your /home partition is where your data to whatever software you install resides. Now say if you want to move to a larger HDD, you can simply rsync your whole /home partition (doesnt matter where it is on- mine was in a external HDD) to a new HDD. Then simply modify the script using vim or Vi to make the OS boot with the new HDD as its /home partition. This does not require you to reinstall or even shutdown your pc (but after you make the modify you need to restart- once !!). Everything down to where you hid your p*rn stays as is and the machine will run as if nothing ever happened. I did this 2 twice, pretty easy once you read the article and video made by the same person.

    So this is what i mean, i just want to do anything new nor can i spend hours on this caz i have to study and the exams in 4 months.


  3. i know the answer, will update the process soon but its not what i have desired but it seems to be the only way. I may have found a better solution, will make a separate entry to confirm the idea and mark it as solution here and there. Basically would snapshot work- via TIMESHIFT?
    Would it ignore the stuff that is not useable and do the ones that can?


  4. 3 hours ago, Dutch_Master said:

    Yup. If you have a UPS to bridge power gaps, that would be neat.

    right after i commented that, the power went out. not possible then. i am planning to redo, take whatever config i need. (thats what ddrescue does but rsync makes sure that u can just swap ur HDD if u were need to and the OS will still take the new HDD as if its was the original). make my usb persistant and attach my new HDD as its /home. if i need anything along the way i can go to my old hdd and retrieve it. also if my old HDD stay unused, would it go bad?

  5. 10 hours ago, Dutch_Master said:

    Stop telling the OP to take his drives to a recovery specialist! There is no recovery specialist in his country, he's telling you more then once! And if there was, he hasn't got the money to pay for it.


    Now, as for the problem at hand, you should indeed stop using the drive. Purchase another drive, same size or larger, and a USB stick as this is required for the next steps.


    First, visit the Unetbootin website (google it!) and download the application. Start the application (as administrator under Win-OS) and let it find the USB stick you've inserted. Select a Linux distro from the list, Sysrescuecd is a good choice (if not in the list, either select a LiveCD version from the list of download the SysrescueCD image separately) and install it on the USB stick. Install the 2nd harddrive then boot from the USB stick. SysrescueCD comes with an option to boot into a GUI, this makes it easier for you to perform tasks if you're not used to a terminal/cli.


    Report back when you get this far.


    (goal is to mirror your defective drive to the new one, then perform recovery on the mirror image instead. Alternatively, the photorec tool may be able to recover directly from the broken drive to the new one)

    i am a linux user xd and ik i shouldn't be using my linux, if its a physical bad sector then i am gonna make it worse if not then a gparted repair should work but i really need to back it up, thats what i am trying to do now. Taking whatever i need via a live CD for the time being. I already managed a HDD of similar size (external). tried rsync but ye the bad sector takes forever and sometimes an hout or 2 just to say "we cant do it, we will try it again".
    image.thumb.png.1185feb2adeb9497034dfc2152e2b0f0.pngmy distro already has that. if not i can just sudo install em- or what they want me to do to install it.

  6. On 11/21/2020 at 6:41 PM, elsandosgrande said:

    What do you see in PulseAudio Volume Control under the “Input devices” tab (`sudo apt install pavucontrol` if missing)?

    um this was one of my friends issue and he recently joined the linux world. He didn't get back to me but somehow he fixed the issue.- he is not sure how he did it though. But much appreciated.


  7. 1 hour ago, Ashley xD said:

    then you're screwed basically. 

    well not really, i can fix it but all route points me to above 24 hours of pc run time which is impossible where i live and also i got no time for that. but the good news is i can still save the HDD and reuse it - https://superuser.com/questions/665214/how-to-quickly-format-a-hdd-with-bad-sectors-in-linux/665232  
    the reason i want to rsync it, so that my os doesn't freak out and i need to redo all my con-figs and app installs. Basically i wanna do this https://www.distrotube.com/blog/move-your-home-folder-to-second-drive/

    i done it before (thats how i moved to my new 1tb HDD(old)) but nvr with bad sectors and its gonna take me above 4 days to basically copy and potentially have a unscratched drive like nothing happened.
    these are the bad sectors. and i have on a LIVE cd. so that i don't break any more sectors/blocks. wait you use windows and mac. um did any of these made sense to you?image.thumb.png.ca6693c43db2661f691385c4fd6005fe.png

  8. i drop kicked my pc, and my /home drive has bad sectors (has been flagged to fail soon) now. i rsync it but in a span of 14 hours, it managed to copy 270 gigs  (got 6.7gb/1tbh) and ofc it spends about 20 mins trying to copy 1kb of file. on disks i see like 2002 bad sectors. i don't know what to do. 
    Dual boot windows-Linux/deb
    got separate drives for both OS- one is a Toshiba(/home) but oddly enough it reported those bad sectors like after 4 days pior to the kick, its old tbh.  the other is a WD blue 3 years of use of the shelf. also very new to Linux but am comfortable with terminal and vim.
    also Data recovery does not exist where i live, or the the whole damn country.    

  9. Bought another CR2032 battery, it was stable for a day or 2 and today i mean a few hours ago its started to happen again. Every time i clear the cmos, after a min to 10. it shuts down (as if the motherboard loses all power). Switched the ram to the other slot (just a single dim) and cmos'ed  and it worked for an hour, played games and suddenly while i was writing- it dies.

  10. 13 hours ago, Joe Jackman said:

    image.thumb.png.678c092199fa903ac6d18c1760737b5b.pngand now imagine 20 of those ALSA plugin s all making pop sound when u drag the volume slider. What is the fix.

    but here's how it happened (i think)- i dual booted back to linux and suddenly the pc had no audio. i resetted ALSA i think that's where the problem lies. But it could also be the the extension, I don't get this when i control volume with pulse or with system tray volume-it does not show or make that pop sound (system sound-cant even mute that). After i done this, the sound somewhat dampened but then the GUI itself crashed-used tty to restore gdm3 and pop-desktop. And now each time i log in i have to enter the first command (shown in the SS) to restore audio. 

    I did all this after i posted the query.    


  11. 9 hours ago, Eigenvektor said:

    Every modern Linux supports LVM, but you need to set it up during installation. So if you don't know, you probably did not ;) An easy test to do would be "df -h", which shows your file systems. If you see entries similar to

    image.thumb.png.5eb938367e4f67e95759471c1f9b7165.pngThis is what i get but ig i do have LVM as u mentioned.


    9 hours ago, Eigenvektor said:

    Most software will be installed in /bin, /sbin or /usr/bin, you can't really change that.

    that is my root ig. and i dont think i be using much of it.
    so i made my mind-

    i'll jus add the HDD as my extended home/dir (can i shift it however?, its on ext HDD so i cant really remove it as a ext) and then back it up.

  12. 13 hours ago, Eigenvektor said:

    Sure, but that is probably a bit harder to do with an existing installation. Moving directories that contain your running system isn't as easy as moving your home-directory. You could probably do it when booting e.g. from a live-USB, but I'd definitely create a backup beforehand.


    I'd try to keep everything on the SSD, except /home and maybe /var. At the very least, I'd keep the kernel and system applications on the SSD.


    If you wanted to, you could put every directory onto another disk or partition. And if you used LVM you could even have one directory span multiple drives and increase their size on the fly when you add new drives. It's just a bit more hassle to set up initially.


    I also dual-boot Windows and Linux from an SSD (512 GB), from which Linux initially got 75 GB. I later added a 1 TB SSD, which currently houses my /home directory.

    (i am very sorry for the late replies but i live on a different continent, so timezones- you know)
    i nvr heard of LVM so ig i dont have it Xd.
    OKay so ig in the future i can buy another SSD for linux- so let me not worry about future proofing just yet.
    Could i install Games (ig lutris is the only one for now) on /home ? like i think i can caz it prompts me to select a disk but i haven't tried.
    And also could you suggest me what to use for my backup? i am literally 4-5 months into the linux world and i am loving how it works and home much focused and streamlined things are.