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I zapped my USB, testing the output for IBM model M PS/2 adapter

asked 2011-12-16 10:19:13 -0500

My computer instantly shut down.

I restarted it after a few minutes removed from power sources.

It brought me back to the screen I fought for days to get rid of.

Question Is there a way to save my home folder and hard fought programs installed through the terminal? This is such a killer of time, trouble shooting, testing, rebooting, NOTHING!

I hate to scrap it and start over again, but am I left with any options? How come the disk doesn't have any utilities built in to it where you can run gparted or something that will pull all media and recover lost files from the previous OS wipes...?

Is there a way I can get in to the terminal using the ol' Alt-F2 root pass, or do I need to go single user and go item by item?

The problem is I had just updated all of my packages and it didn't get to properly shutdown.

I'm hoping the Motherboard is still good, but its hard to say. I don't have too much time to wager as I am way under the gun with my Finals.

The whole reason I switched to Linux in the first place was I wanted an efficient machine that would do what I need without the entire MS camp bogging down a computer that would in theory, run circles around a mac or it's former win skin.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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answered 2011-12-18 00:40:11 -0500

Kohlrak gravatar image

cp and mv are your friends. There's also dd if you want to backup the whole hard drive.

I'm not sure how you zapped your USB via some PS/2 adapter, especially how it connects to upgrading and not shutting down correctly.

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