LUG: Linux system repair help

Samuel Warfield warfield at
Fri Apr 19 12:23:05 MDT 2019

My recommendation is to grab another computer and plug the drive into it
and copy the files off of it. Tonight is the LAN Party so I have a spare
computer ready if you want to restore it today

On Fri, Apr 19, 2019, 12:19 PM Qifan Liu <qifanliu at> wrote:

> Hello,
> I am graduate student from the Geophysics department. My linux system died
> out of power at night by accident and could not boot next day. There are
> some files on the hard drive that I could not afford to lose and I am
> wondering whether anyone here could provide any help on the system repair.
> My situation is:
> The ubuntu system (16.04) stalls before the login interface and does not
> move forward (which might indicate disk corruption). When I reboot it and
> go into the CUI, I can still see my directories and files but was denied by
> the system when trying to copy files to external drives.
> Would anyone provide any advice on how to backup the hard drive and repair
> the system? I can surely provide more specifics if needed.
> Thanks a lot in advance,
> Qifan
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