Re: all files moved to lost+found
- Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2018 11:25:02 -0700
- From: David Christensen <dpchrist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: all files moved to lost+found
On 9/30/18 7:09 AM, Beco wrote:
I have a bit of a problem I never faced before and I'm in need of some
guidance that may require some patience if to do it right and not lose any
I have a lenovo ideapad 320, and I changed its internal HD to a 2TB
seagate, 3 months ago.
In the last couple of weeks I got this "small" problem twice:
Laptop won't boot saying it couldn't read /home partition. The only
partition in the 2TB plus a swap. OS is in a SSD.
So, twice I could login as root single mode, run:
e2fsck -vy /dev/sda3
and boot ok after lots of messages of inodes failing to do their inodes
This time was different: I booted the machine and it won't complain, just
opened KDE with no icons on it. Blank desktop, with my owl wallpaper.
I was worried, moved to tty1, killed the desktop section and then run the
same e2fsck above. Again, lots of inodes errors.
No badblocks. I also run e2fsck -pckv /dev/sda3 which took 5 hours to
finish, and no badblocks.
Now, I rebooted it, and still, same empty /home/user
I notice on the other hand that there are A LOT of files under
All names are just numbers in the form "#383389933" and so on. Even
directories like that.
I used "file #339938383" to see what the file is about. I found some PGN
images, and I could also identify some of my directories. They seem to be
all there. Just the names are crazy, and they are not in /home/user.
Now that I never got before.
How should I proceed?
Is there a command that brings back lost+found files to theis
"found-and-not-lost" correct places?
Download and run Seagate's diagnostic tool on the 2 TB drive:
(I have been using the bootable CD image for years ("legacy"), but it
looks like they finally have a bootable USB image.)
Use a camera and take pictures of the various screens. Transcribe them
into a reply to this list.
Do you have backups?