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Boot Managers / -
« Last post by burzek on June 18, 2021, 18:08:08 PM »
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Please ignore-delete.
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Boot Managers / Re: please help
« Last post by shugo on May 24, 2021, 10:59:30 AM »
i was able to boot by trying a grub iso which enabled me to choose my mint (installed on hardisk) and from there i installed grub so now it works. thanks for your help :)
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Boot Managers / Re: please help
« Last post by Elmar on May 22, 2021, 13:20:01 PM »
I had used the same thumb drive to install Linux in that PC so the thumb drive definitely works .

I don't know how often I heard that, and finally the thumb drive was not booting. So simply try it.
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Boot Managers / Re: please help
« Last post by shugo on May 22, 2021, 13:11:19 PM »
I had used the same thumb drive to install Linux in that PC so the thumb drive definitely works . after pressing "q" key i got 1 option to boot mbr hda and other 16 option to choose from HDA,HDB,HDC,HDD all having 4 partition each. from HDA i found only partition 2 did NOT had "NO VALID BOOTSIGNATURE" and rest of them did, in HDB all 4 partition did not have valid bootsignature and i was not able to boot from any partition from HDC and HDD, it just hanged when i clicked on them. also when i clicked on mbr hda no change happened or it simply restarted. i also tried CTRL-SHIFT-U but it got "BOOT ERROR, NO BOOT DEVICE FOUND, PLEASE RETRY IT" after that it hanged. :(
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Boot Managers / Re: please help
« Last post by Elmar on May 22, 2021, 09:54:43 AM »
You talked about live cd, so I thought you used an USB CDROM drive.


Test on another computer that booting from USB works with your thumb drive.


On your laptop press in the Plop Boot Manager Main Menu the key "q". Try the boot entries of that menu.
Also try the hotkey CTRL-SHIFT-U in the main menu of the boot manager.
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Boot Managers / Re: please help
« Last post by shugo on May 22, 2021, 08:42:17 AM »
yes i am using plop boot manager 5, but no i don't have a cd-rom in my laptop ( by cd-rom i mean the thing in which you put cd/dvd please correct me if i am wrong )  i used usb thumb drive to load linux mint to my laptop, i changed boot order from bios and booted from usb thumb drive. the question is i was able to boot usb thumb drives with linuxmint iso before installing plop but now i see only black screen with blinking underscore, i have checked the error with blinking underscore but no its not a problem with the iso as i have previously booted my hard disk with the same iso.pls help
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Boot Managers / Re: please help
« Last post by Elmar on May 22, 2021, 08:10:28 AM »
I assume you are using the Plop Boot Manager 5. This version is not able to boot USB CDROM. You have to use an USB thumb drive.

Maybe you used the BIOS to boot from the USB CDROM drive.
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Boot Managers / please help
« Last post by shugo on May 22, 2021, 07:40:56 AM »
i had linuxmint running on my lenevo laptop, it was capable of booting from usb but i was just messing around with plop but the thing now is that i cannot boot any linuxmint there is no option in plop menu and i cannot run any live cd because it always ends up saying error about non capable of usb, but i am pretty sure that it is capable of booting from use by default because that is the way i had installed linuxmint on it. please help me, if possible how can access my linuxmint i don't mind data loss i just want to be able to use my laptop again. thanks in advance
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HFS+ Rescue / Re: [SOLVED] -s1 taking forever
« Last post by Elmar on May 17, 2021, 08:24:30 AM »
Hello,

its great that it worked finally. But it has nothing to do with qBittorent or VLC. There are no packages that makes HFS+ Rescue faster.


From here its difficult to say what happened. Either the problem was from the source drive or the destination drive.

As far as I'm concerned, I did nothing differently from before.

You used another destination SSD.  I don't know how old your destination SSD is. Years ago, I had a SSD that had suddenly very bad performance after months of normal usage (not related to HFS+ Rescue).  It was a firmware problem of the SSD. Since a firmware update, the SSD works fine and fast. So its possible, that writing to some area of destination SSD was the reason for the slow speed. But thats just a speculation.


Best regards
Elmar


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HFS+ Rescue / Re: -s1 taking forever
« Last post by nucl3arGzus on May 17, 2021, 00:03:35 AM »
It worked!
I have no idea what happened. I did nothing different from before.

I don't know if it might help someone smarter than me, but here's the sequence of events:

Yesterday, I ran -s1 many times. I left it running once for 3 hours, but reached only 0.36%. I would abort with Ctrl+C, remove the disk, restart the pc, plug the disk at a different USB port, remove the data directory and retry. After several attempts, I gave up.
I downloaded qBittorrent for... er... totally legit reasons and installed it using the instructions found here: https://github.com/qbittorrent/qBittorrent/wiki/Compilation:-Debian,-Ubuntu,-and-derivatives (by god! Why everything has to be so complicated in linux? What's wrong with "next, next, finish"?)
I also installed VLC. This time, my tired brain worked and I just used the Ubuntu App Store to install it.

I had not installed qBittorrent the first time I run -s1 successfully. But I had installed VLC. I have no idea if it installs some package necessary for HFS+ rescue to work properly.

Anyway, I called it quits and went to sleep. Today, I woke up, watched some YouTube videos and, while sipping my coffee, decided to give the rescue one more try. I ran:

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sudo rm -r hfsprescue-data
sudo hfsprescue -s1 /dev/sdd1

And it immediately began at 0.03% which was promising. In 30 seconds it had reached 1% and listed all the files. It took me exactly 2h30 to complete -s1.

From there, the rest was a breeze. -s3 took me 54 minutes.

I now have almost all my files recovered. I lost some, probably corrupted. But I am happy with the results. Thousands of photos recovered. 5 years of memories.

As far as I'm concerned, I did nothing differently from before. I'm registering the events in case it might help the developer.
It might've been a miracle, magic, or the power of hope. Or maybe some packages I had installed with qBittorrent of VLC. Figures.

I'll be sure to donate as soon as possible.
Thanks a lot!
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