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Re: all files moved to lost+found

On 9/30/18 7:09 AM, Beco wrote:
Hi everyone,

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?

Thanks guys.


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?