How can I recover files from a corrupt Linux (Ubuntu) install?
Posted on 2011-09-04
I have a 10.x Ubuntu partition, and when I tried to upgrade to the newest version, the install became corrupt - it will still boot into Ubuntu but the Desktop doesn't load and it does not seem like I can do anything. So I wanted to recover some files that were on that partition. I tried booting from an Ubuntu CD, and was able to see the partition, but I can't get to my /home directory as I don't have permissions since I'm obviously not logged in as that user. Is there any way I can get access to the files in the /home/<user>/ directory? I suppose this is part of the good Linux security model, but right now it's making my life difficult ;)