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> Blew Away the Wrong Files!, Accessing user account directories on hard drive
post Mar 27 2009, 11:36 PM
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Whats this Lie-nix Thing?

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After using Ubuntu 8.10 for about four months and loving it I encountered a full hard disk situation. I was carefully erasing log files and other "uneeded" stuff trying to recover some disk space. I blew
away some critical files in the Boot directory (abi.2.6.27, config-2.6.27,, vmcoreinfo.2.6.27) and now cannot boot into Ubuntu. I can start from the Live CD into the generic
Ubuntu user account but my former user account is not accessible. I don't want to re-install Ubuntu because that would most likely wipe out my Documents, Pictures, and Music folders.
I know my personal files are still on the hard disk. Is there some way of accessing them so I can copy them to my second hard drive before I re-install Ubuntu? I've tried finding my
former user account using the Unix terminal but I don't see it on the disk. Am I really up the creek here??? Thanks for any suggestions.
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post Mar 28 2009, 07:59 AM
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Its GNU/

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You can try one of the many live CDs that contain photorec to see if you can recover the deleted files.
Not to familiar with ubuntu but have you tried using sudo to access your files?
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