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Offline Jim

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remove corrupted linux install from external hdd
« on: January 20, 2021, 09:31:18 pm »
Hi all, looking to see if someone can point me in the right direction.  I had an external hdd which I'd previously only used for storage.  I was messing around learning some linux and tried installing it on the external hdd, it worked, then i tried to take it off.  now i can't access anything on the drive.

hoping someone can point me in the right direction, perhaps with external tools i might be able to use to recover my files, at least

thanks in advance

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Re: remove corrupted linux install from external hdd
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2021, 09:44:48 pm »
Hi Jim - and welcome to the Forum. 

I'm not good on hardware, but can you tell us:
1. what Linux versions you are using (on your pc and external HDD).
2. how you tried to remove the operating system.

Finally:  please
1. plug the HDD into a USB port
2. start a Terminal session by using the key combination Ctrl+Alt+t
3. copy the following code
Code: [Select]
df | grep media
(click on [Select] and copy the code)
4. paste the code into your terminal using the key combination Ctrl+Shift+v
5. copy all the output by highlighting it then (Ctrl+Shift+c) and paste it into your next post.

Keith
« Last Edit: January 20, 2021, 10:08:34 pm by Keith »

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Re: remove corrupted linux install from external hdd
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