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Anaconda did what?

asked 2019-04-04 15:24:17 -0500

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The last version of fedora I used was 22 so I figured I would check out what is new with 29. I wanted to make a live DVD or USB, DVD selected, about half way through my pc freezes and restarts. after rebooting I see this drive that says anaconda. At first I thought virus, and looking more closely I see that Anaconda partitioned my BACKUP drive. Yep 2t of 8t. Anaconda did not finish installing. The backup drive was not selected and now is totally unusable and possibly lost years of photos and videos and lots of other stuff irreplaceable.

How do I undo what anaconda did?

my pc is win 10 version 1809 build 17763.379 AMD CPU, FX 8350 - 8 core 16gb ram Asus mobo, M5 A99FX pro R2.0 Graphics Chipset, AMD Radeon (TM) R9 380 Series 500 ssd

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What does 2t of 8t mean? Two terabytes of eight terabytes?

Also, what exactly did you do? Did you successfully make a Live Fedora disk or thumbdrive? Did you boot it? Or did you run Anaconda from Fedora 22 and do something?

wallyk gravatar imagewallyk ( 2019-04-04 16:44:54 -0500 )edit

yes 2 terabyte of 8 terabyte, did not make anything successful. I used 2nd computer to burn the fedora 29 workstation to DVD. I can see the backup drive but cannot use, boot, or anything with it. I can see the partitions anaconda made, that is all. I need to undo the partitions anaconda made.

thenewdays gravatar imagethenewdays ( 2019-04-07 06:46:51 -0500 )edit

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answered 2019-04-04 21:42:38 -0500

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updated 2019-04-04 21:45:00 -0500

happens to me years ago too

to get the most back, but it needs some work ! testdisk is able to scratch the most files - not all and some only half and only with numbers as names, but with correct endings - from the disk, e.g. for a photo: f390600303.jpg

it needs a lot of sorting and comparing ...

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To install from fedora repository : dnf install testdisk

villykruse gravatar imagevillykruse ( 2019-04-05 00:09:25 -0500 )edit

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