The Linux system is an open sourced operating system that is used by people all over the world. Unlike Windows and Apple operating systems, it is not a sole proprietary of a single organization. In fact, over 1,000 developers from at least 100 different companies have contributed to its each update. On a lighter note, it is created by the people, for the people, and of the people a la democracy. The most notable thing about Linux is that it can be used absolutely anywhere, from wristwatches to supercomputers. However, Linux systems too can get corrupted. Corruption can occur due to various reasons such as human errors, virus infections, abrupt system shutdown, damaged file system, faulty hardware components, etc. To resolve this issue, you should take appropriate corrective measures. However, if you are unable to do so then you should use a third-party Linux data recovery software to perform data recovery of Linux system.
Consider a scenario wherein you are not able to boot your Linux-based system having ext2 file system.
It may be possible that the file system of your Linux system has corrupted and, thus, has become inaccessible. There could be following reasons for this behavior:
Corruption in the Inode table, group descriptor, or super block
To resolve this error message, you should perform either of the following methods:
Use the e2fsck command to check for errors in file system and repair damaged Linux file system.
If e2fsck is not able to resolve the issue, then format the system and reinstall Linux.
Formatting the system and reinstalling Linux would solve the problem. But then, you would lose all the valuable data. In such cases, you should use a third-party Linux data recovery software to perform Linux recovery. Such read-only tools perform Ext2 file recovery using fast yet sophisticated scanning algorithms. These tools have a highly interactive user interface that enables you to perform Linux data recovery very easily.
Stellar Phoenix Linux Data Recovery is a Linux data recovery tool that enables you to perform Linux recovery for lost, corrupted, or formatted file systems. The software is able to recover data from ext2, ext3, ext4, FAT12, FAT16, and FAT32 file system volumes. It is supported by various Linux distributions such as Red Hat, SUSE, Debian, Caldera, Mandrake, Sorcerer, TurboLinux, Slackware, Gentoo, etc. This tool is compatible with Windows 7, Vista, Server 2003, XP, and 2000.
Recovering lost data from ext2 Linux system