HOW TO INSTALL TESTDISK DATA RECOVERY IN UBUNTU 16.04 – A BEST EASYRECOVERY TOOL FOR LINUX
In this article we are going to learn How to install Testdisk data recovery in Ubuntu 16.04. testdisk is a open source easyrecovery application used to recover corrupted data due to virus, accidentally deleted data from harddisk. This application was initially developed by Christophe Grenier using C programming language and released under GNU GPLv2 License. Testdisk data recovery is nice light weight application comes with various applications mentioned below :
- Testdisk data recovery is a cross platform application available for major operating system i.e. Linux, Microsoft Windows, MacOS.
- You can use this application to recover data over so many file systems like ext2, ext3, ext4, fat32, NTFS and so on.
- Testdisk capable to recover deleted partition.
- In case of ext2, ext3 & ext4 file system this application recovers data by finding the superbolcks.
- You can rebuild the windows corrupted file systems i.e. FAT32, NTFS.
Caution : This tutorial is just for learning purpose. We are not forcing any one to use/implement this application on any live server/systems and we are not Responsible for any data loss or corruption of any data/file system/partition/anything else during installation/implementation/configuration of this application by following this article.
Follow the below steps to install Testdisk data recovery in Ubuntu 16.04 – A Easyrecovery tool for Linux
Before start the installation of Testdisk data recovery application let’s update the packages & repositories of Ubuntu 16.04 using below command.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get update # Update Packages & Repositories Hit:1 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security InRelease Hit:2 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease Hit:3 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates InRelease Hit:4 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports InRelease Reading package lists... Done
After update the packages & repositories now we are ready to install the Testdisk Easyrecovery application. To install so we don’t have to install any 3rd party PPA repository as it’s a part of default repository of Ubuntu 16.04. So to install the same use the below command.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install testdisk # Install the Testdisk data recovery Package Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following NEW packages will be installed: testdisk 0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 440 not upgraded. Need to get 324 kB of archives. After this operation, 1,241 kB of additional disk space will be used. Get:1 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/universe amd64 testdisk amd64 7.0-1 [324 kB] Fetched 324 kB in 1s (179 kB/s) Selecting previously unselected package testdisk. (Reading database ... 174262 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack .../testdisk_7.0-1_amd64.deb ... Unpacking testdisk (7.0-1) ... Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.5-1) ... Setting up testdisk (7.0-1) ...
As you can see above we have successfully installed the Testdisk data recovery package. To confirm the same refer the below command.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo dpkg -l testdisk # Confirm the installed Package Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold | Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend |/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad) ||/ Name Version Architecture Description +++-====================================-=======================-=======================-============================================================================= ii testdisk 7.0-1 amd64 Partition scanner and disk recovery tool, and PhotoRec file recovery tool
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Now to open the application just type the command testdisk on shell prompt. Refer the command below.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ testdisk # Open the Testdisk Easyrecovery application
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To uninstall the Testdisk data recovery application use the below command.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo dpkg -r testdisk # Uninstall the Testdisk Easyrecovery application (Reading database ... 174482 files and directories currently installed.) Removing testdisk (7.0-1) ... Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.5-1) ...
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