TestDisk install for Linux Mint

How to use TestDisk to recover lost partition
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TestDisk install for Linux Mint

#1 Post by sixwerenine »

I am not able to install TestDisk via sudo apt-get install testdisk any longer

I read that TestDisk is portable and no install was needed from the downloaded folder but that isnt working
Maybe this is only for Windows OS

I am using a Linux Mint 14 live CD to recovery my partition table.

I am failing at a compile from source code method

Would it be better to create a Live restore disk containing Testdisk?

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Re: TestDisk install for Linux Mint

#2 Post by Fiona »

Did you already try this too?
http://www.itworld.com/article/2718298/ ... nt-13.html
Especially with:
sudo apt-get install testdisk -y
I'm not as much a linux tech savvy.
If it doesn't work, I've only experience running knoppix Live-CD.
Under programs you'll find a folder called knoppix.
Start the root terminal and get root with writing sudo -s to get full access to all your disks.
Have another try to run testdisk.