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Linux usb recover

Post by Irabbit » February 21st, 2012, 11:44 am

I am moving this to the Linux forum now.
I reinstalled to the usb drive with the persistant file system at max.
I downloaded and installed the updates.
Rebooted as required and the info says I am up to date. Great!
I deleted a folder which had my old files I could not access in windows that had been created earlier when I was messing around.
I restarted and went back to Windows.
I checked to make sure those files were gone. Well, not exactly. It seemed to add some folders to what was there before. See .Trash-999 folder.
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I rebooted to Ubuntu and it ask me for a password which I did not set up at any time during any process. Now I cannot get back to Ubuntu to see if I can delete this from there. :x
Any way around the password thing other than wiping and starting over? Where did this password come from? I have not seen this when I was working with this before.
Any other way to delete those files.
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Security on file:
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Re: Linux usb recover

Post by wd » February 21st, 2012, 12:26 pm


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Re: Linux usb recover

Post by Irabbit » February 21st, 2012, 12:34 pm

I mucked around and got the root password changed and got in.
I went to look for that folder and it does not show in Ubuntu. There is nothing in the Ubuntu trash so it is not there.

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Re: Linux usb recover

Post by Irabbit » February 21st, 2012, 12:41 pm

User accounts:
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Doesn't give me an option to add/change user
User password?

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Re: Linux usb recover

Post by wd » February 21st, 2012, 12:54 pm

the + sign doesn't bring up anything? is there a lock icon on the top right?

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Re: Linux usb recover

Post by irrelevant » February 21st, 2012, 2:13 pm

I'm at the office, so can't double check anything, not having an ubuntu machine here.

but the period at the beginning of a filename indicates a hidden file in Linux (and unix, and other posix compliant OSes) so you'd have to change options to show the files for them to appear.

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Re: Linux usb recover

Post by Irabbit » February 21st, 2012, 3:26 pm

Thanks. Now I have a another (sort of) problem. I booted into Ubuntu (usb) and the password requirement came up. I entered the user name (root) as I did before and it just locked up. The last time I entered that, it then ask for my password and I entered what I had it set for in root and it booted right on in. Now it just locks up. I think I am going back to the old install with no persistent file. If nothing can be changed then no virus or malware can affect it so I don't care about the updates since that is when all my problems started. The other option is to just forget about Linux if it is not going to play nice. At least I would like to see it do the same thing under the same conditions unless something is changed. It seems to like to do something different every time I boot up. :(

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Re: Linux usb recover

Post by wd » February 21st, 2012, 3:33 pm

don't think it's that at all since mine is still booting in OK and does not ask for password
must be something else

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Re: Linux usb recover

Post by Irabbit » February 21st, 2012, 5:18 pm

What size usb drive did you use?

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Re: Linux usb recover

Post by wd » February 21st, 2012, 5:30 pm

4gig

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