lenovo – How to unmount internal storage as a disk drive no root without pc

I’m very unlucky. At first my sd card got corrupted and than I changed the sd card with another one and then I thought that I would not be able to get my erased data back and I should start from a new start. But afterwards I noticed I was NOT able to see my files in Google Files app I got soo much scared and sad. But few days later I watched a video ‘how to hardreset an android’ I got little happy to see that title but when I started doing that trick, when I checked the recovery mode I literally saw no wipe data/factory option.

I lost my hope but it gets even worse later. I am no longer able to download large files and I can’t download the files that I get from whatsapp (from friends) even if they are like in KBs.(I need those files because they are important as they from my teachers). It says ‘You don’t have enough internal storage. Pls unmount the internal storage as disk drive’

If anyone knows solution to my problem PLS PLS PLS PLS PLSSS help me
I have lenovo tab 4 10 and it is not rooted.(Snap Dragon cpu)

Thank you

time machine – Recover TimeMachine backup from reformatted drive

Is there a good file recovery tool out there that works on TimeMachine drives. Someone in my house reformatted the drive when they tried to install a Windows partition on the wrong device. Used some of the trial software, but they seem to keep coming up with the individual sparsebundles as separate volumes on the drive.

Guess I better start backing up my backups.

uefi – ubuntu-20.04-desktop-amd64.iso installation fails on Laptop with NVMe drive

I am not able to install Ubuntu 20.04 on Lenovo laptop. Unfortunately, the installation stalls when I define the mount point, enter name and password to set up the computer name and then click on the “Continue” button. It does show some progress in the beginning and then it just stalls when it is “Detecting file systems …”

In some cases, it stalls at a different point while the installation of “dpkg” is in progress.

I am using RUFUS to create a bootable ISO USB-PENDRIVE of 8GB. I have attached the log report. In BIOS, I have disabled secure boot and under booting I have selected “only UEFI” and “CSM = NO”.

By setting CSM as No, I believe that is required as the I have selected GPT in RUFUS and the corresponding option is UEFI(no CSM).

The disk chosen for this installation is the NVMe based drive and I have allocated 536 MB for EFI partition and the rest formatted as ext4 and mounted on “/” for Ubuntu 20.04.

What am I missing? I have checked the download ISO image for integrity using the sha256, the image is good and I have changed almost 3 to 4 different pen drives.

Please let me know. I have attached the logs and images for your reference.

Thank you.

Here is the RUFUS log(I have removed some log entries due to post’s code limit on Stackoverflow) and the images:

stage at which installation stalls

partition layout for efi and Ubuntu

Rufus x86 v3.10.1647
Windows version: Windows 7 SP1 64-bit
Syslinux versions: 4.07/2013-07-25, 6.04/pre1
Grub versions: 0.4.6a, 2.04
System locale ID: 0x0409 (en-US)
Will use default UI locale 0x0409
SetLGP: Successfully set NoDriveTypeAutorun policy to 0x0000009E
Localization set to 'en-US'
Found USB 2.0 device 'JetFlash Transcend 8GB USB Device' (8564:1000)
1 device found
Disk type: Removable, Disk size: 8 GB, Sector size: 512 bytes
Cylinders: 984, Tracks per cylinder: 255, Sectors per track: 63
Partition type: MBR, NB Partitions: 1
Disk ID: 0x19D22CBD
Drive has a Zeroed Master Boot Record
Partition 1:
  Type: FAT32 (0x0b)
  Size: 7.5 GB (8090648576 bytes)
  Start Sector: 8192, Boot: No
Scanning image...
ISO analysis:
  Image is an ISO9660 image
  Will use '/isolinux/isolinux.cfg' for Syslinux
  Detected Syslinux version: 6.04/20191223 (from '/isolinux/isolinux.bin')
Disk image analysis:
  Image has an unknown Master Boot Record
  Image is a bootable disk image
ISO label: 'Ubuntu 20.04 LTS amd64'
  Size: 2.5 GB (Projected)
  Has a >64 chars filename
  Uses: Syslinux/Isolinux v6.04
  Uses: EFI
  Note: This ISO uses symbolic links, which will not be replicated due to file system limitations.
  Because of this, some features from this image may not work...
Using image: ubuntu-20.04-desktop-amd64.iso (2.5 GB)

Format operation started
Requesting disk access...
Will use 'E:' as volume mountpoint
Deleting partitions...
Deleting ALL partition(s) from disk '\?PhysicalDrive1':
● Partition 1 (offset: 4194304, size: 7.5 GB)
Opened \.PhysicalDrive1 for exclusive write access
Analyzing existing boot records...
Drive has a Zeroed Master Boot Record
Clearing MBR/PBR/GPT structures...
Erasing 128 sectors
Deleting partitions...
Partitioning (GPT)...
● Creating Main Data Partition (offset: 1048576, size: 7.5 GB)
Closing existing volume...
Waiting for logical drive to reappear...
Formatting (FAT32)...
Using cluster size: 4096 bytes
Quick format was selected
Creating file system...
Format completed.
Writing Master Boot Record...
Using Rufus protective MBR
Writing protective message SBR
Found volume \?Volume{4dc8172a-f36e-11e7-b5df-863a5a649a54}
Successfully remounted \?Volume{4dc8172a-f36e-11e7-b5df-863a5a649a54} as E:
Extracting files...
Image is an ISO9660 image
This image will be extracted using Rock Ridge extensions (if present)
Extracting: E:.diskbase_installable (0 bytes)
Extracting: E:.diskcasper-uuid-generic (37 bytes)
Extracting: E:.diskcd_type (15 bytes)
Extracting: E:.diskinfo (57 bytes)
Extracting: E:.diskrelease_notes_url (78 bytes)
Extracting: E:bootgrubefi.img (3.9 MB)
Extracting: E:bootgrubfont.pf2 (4.9 KB)
Extracting: E:bootgrubgrub.cfg (911 bytes)
Extracting: E:bootgrubloopback.cfg (240 bytes)
Extracting: E:bootgrubx86_64-efiacpi.mod (15.2 KB)
Extracting: E:bootgrubx86_64-efiadler32.mod (2 KB)
Extracting: E:bootgrubx86_64-efiahci.mod (22.4 KB)
Extracting: E:poolrestrictednnvidia-graphics-drivers-435nvidia-dkms-435_435.21-0ubuntu7_amd64.deb (26.9 KB)
Extracting: E:poolrestrictednnvidia-graphics-drivers-435nvidia-driver-435_435.21-0ubuntu7_amd64.deb (404.9 KB)
Extracting: E:poolrestrictednnvidia-graphics-drivers-435nvidia-kernel-common-435_435.21-0ubuntu7_amd64.deb (9.0 KB)
Extracting: E:poolrestrictednnvidia-graphics-drivers-435nvidia-kernel-source-435_435.21-0ubuntu7_amd64.deb (11.9 MB)
Extracting: E:poolrestrictednnvidia-graphics-drivers-435nvidia-utils-435_435.21-0ubuntu7_amd64.deb (329.2 KB)
Extracting: E:poolrestrictednnvidia-graphics-drivers-435xserver-xorg-video-nvidia-435_435.21-0ubuntu7_amd64.deb (1.4 MB)
Extracting: E:poolrestrictednnvidia-graphics-drivers-440libnvidia-cfg1-440_440.82+really.440.64-0ubuntu6_amd64.deb (70.3 KB)
Extracting: E:poolrestrictednnvidia-graphics-drivers-440libnvidia-common-440_440.82+really.440.64-0ubuntu6_all.deb (10.3 KB)
Extracting: E:poolrestrictednnvidia-graphics-drivers-440libnvidia-compute-440_440.82+really.440.64-0ubuntu6_amd64.deb (19.9 MB)
Extracting: E:poolrestrictednnvidia-graphics-drivers-440libnvidia-compute-440_440.82+really.440.64-0ubuntu6_i386.deb (20.7 MB)
Extracting: E:poolrestrictednnvidia-graphics-drivers-440libnvidia-decode-440_440.82+really.440.64-0ubuntu6_amd64.deb (1002.4 KB)
Extracting: E:poolrestrictednnvidia-graphics-drivers-440libnvidia-decode-440_440.82+really.440.64-0ubuntu6_i386.deb (1 MB)
Extracting: E:poolrestrictednnvidia-graphics-drivers-440libnvidia-encode-440_440.82+really.440.64-0ubuntu6_amd64.deb (37.8 KB)
Extracting: E:poolrestrictednnvidia-graphics-drivers-440libnvidia-encode-440_440.82+really.440.64-0ubuntu6_i386.deb (38.2 KB)
Extracting: E:poolrestrictednnvidia-graphics-drivers-440libnvidia-extra-440_440.82+really.440.64-0ubuntu6_amd64.deb (37.6 KB)
Extracting: E:poolrestrictednnvidia-graphics-drivers-440libnvidia-fbc1-440_440.82+really.440.64-0ubuntu6_amd64.deb (48.4 KB)
Extracting: E:poolrestrictednnvidia-graphics-drivers-440libnvidia-fbc1-440_440.82+really.440.64-0ubuntu6_i386.deb (45.6 KB)
Extracting: E:poolrestrictednnvidia-graphics-drivers-440libnvidia-gl-440_440.82+really.440.64-0ubuntu6_amd64.deb (59.9 MB)
Extracting: E:poolrestrictednnvidia-graphics-drivers-440libnvidia-gl-440_440.82+really.440.64-0ubuntu6_i386.deb (16.0 MB)
Extracting: E:poolrestrictednnvidia-graphics-drivers-440libnvidia-ifr1-440_440.82+really.440.64-0ubuntu6_amd64.deb (67.6 KB)
Extracting: E:poolrestrictednnvidia-graphics-drivers-440libnvidia-ifr1-440_440.82+really.440.64-0ubuntu6_i386.deb (60.8 KB)
Extracting: E:poolrestrictednnvidia-graphics-drivers-440nvidia-compute-utils-440_440.82+really.440.64-0ubuntu6_amd64.deb (72.4 KB)
Extracting: E:poolrestrictednnvidia-graphics-drivers-440nvidia-driver-430_440.82+really.440.64-0ubuntu6_amd64.deb (7.4 KB)
Extracting: E:poolrestrictednnvidia-graphics-drivers-440nvidia-driver-440_440.82+really.440.64-0ubuntu6_amd64.deb (405.3 KB)
Extracting: E:poolrestrictednnvidia-graphics-drivers-440nvidia-kernel-common-440_440.82+really.440.64-0ubuntu6_amd64.deb (20.2 KB)
Extracting: E:poolrestrictednnvidia-graphics-drivers-440nvidia-kernel-source-440_440.82+really.440.64-0ubuntu6_amd64.deb (12.5 MB)
Extracting: E:poolrestrictednnvidia-graphics-drivers-440nvidia-utils-440_440.82+really.440.64-0ubuntu6_amd64.deb (337.6 KB)
Extracting: E:poolrestrictednnvidia-graphics-drivers-440xserver-xorg-video-nvidia-440_440.82+really.440.64-0ubuntu6_amd64.deb (1.4 MB)
Extracting: E:preseedcli.seed (212 bytes)
Extracting: E:preseedltsp.seed (497 bytes)
Extracting: E:preseedubuntu.seed (460 bytes)
Extracting: E:README.diskdefines (229 bytes)
Extracting: E:ubuntu (0 bytes)
  Ignoring Rock Ridge symbolic link to '.'
Created: E:syslinux.cfg → /isolinux/isolinux.cfg
Finalizing, please wait...
Created: E:autorun.inf
Created: E:autorun.ico

Found USB 2.0 device 'JetFlash Transcend 8GB USB Device' (8564:1000)
Using autorun.inf label for drive E: 'Ubuntu 20.04 LTS amd64'
1 device found
Disk type: Removable, Disk size: 8 GB, Sector size: 512 bytes
Cylinders: 984, Tracks per cylinder: 255, Sectors per track: 63
Partition type: GPT, NB Partitions: 1
Disk GUID: {4BB81686-7599-4D24-A370-79546D53219B}
Max parts: 128, Start Offset: 17408, Usable = 8094808576 bytes
Partition 1:
  Type: Microsoft Basic Data Partition
  Name: 'Main Data Partition'
  ID: {38DCCF9D-796A-48DB-BBC2-3F313FBC48F5}
  Size: 7.5 GB (8093777408 bytes)
  Start Sector: 2048, Attributes: 0x0000000000000000
Found USB 2.0 device 'JetFlash Transcend 8GB USB Device' (8564:1000)
Using autorun.inf label for drive E: 'Ubuntu 20.04 LTS amd64'
1 device found
Disk type: Removable, Disk size: 8 GB, Sector size: 512 bytes
Cylinders: 984, Tracks per cylinder: 255, Sectors per track: 63
Partition type: GPT, NB Partitions: 1
Disk GUID: {4BB81686-7599-4D24-A370-79546D53219B}
Max parts: 128, Start Offset: 17408, Usable = 8094808576 bytes
Partition 1:
  Type: Microsoft Basic Data Partition
  Name: 'Main Data Partition'
  ID: {38DCCF9D-796A-48DB-BBC2-3F313FBC48F5}
  Size: 7.5 GB (8093777408 bytes)
  Start Sector: 2048, Attributes: 0x0000000000000000

catalina – (Google Drive, macOS) How safe do you feel using 3rd party Apps for Google Drive management?

I share a lot of files via GD (macOS) and it would much more pleasant to manage my files via 3rd party App, such as MS offers for its OneDrive.

There are several Apps on the Apple Store (MultiDrive, iDocs etc.), but I was wondering whether it’s safe to use them – Some content such as presentation, materials, articles in working-stage that are not yet published as well as some personal data.

How does Windows locking down the drive for Fast Startup work?

Microsoft Windows has a feature where, when shutting down, it will actually go into a state of hibernation instead of fully shutting down, to boot faster in the future. This preserves the state of the kernel and system session while locking down the Windows partition to prevent editing and corruption of data. This information can be found here.

I personally have also come across this feature when dual-booting Windows and Ubuntu and trying to access my Windows files from Ubuntu.

How does this drive locking down work? For example, does it rely on the other operating system respecting the drive lockdown (like setting a lockdown bit) or does it completely prevent the other OS from modifying the data (like drive encryption, which it clearly isn’t because the files can be read, but not written to). Can the drive be unlocked by another operating system?

http error 403 issue in resuming download from google drive

i was downloading a file of about 400mb shared with me on google drive. I got an unstable internet connection and the file stopped at 94%. When i reconnect to internet and resumes the download, it does not resumes and says “http error 403: forbidden”.
I searched the internet and it says to sign out of all the accounts and login to only one account. But i have only one account in my chrome, so that can’t be the problem.
I reproduce the issue by intentionally pausing it at 5% and then resuming but got the same problem.
It’s very frustrating.
I have tried downloading with chrome as well as FDM(Free Download Manager) but nothing works.
If anyone knows about this please tell me how to solve it.

P.S: Well I have successfully downloaded it again but still it is very annoying.

How to have local Google Drive app sync folders shared with me?

In the web version of Google Drive, I have access to a shared folder under “shared with me”. It’s contents are updated frequently and I’d like to have a local copy through the Google Drive desktop app. I can’t figure out how to do this?

hp – Transferring data from netbook hard drive to laptop

Recently, I got a new hp laptop (model: hp laptop 15-da1xxx) after my neo netbook crashed and couldn’t display anything on its screen. Unfortunately, all the important files and videos from the netbook that I copied from my flash drive, corrupted. I thought of disassembling my netbook and getting the hard drive for me to transfer its data from my new laptop. I’ve searched on the web about transferring data from netbook hard drive to laptop, but there are no results appearing other than using USB hard drive enclosure. I’m new in this type of problem and a bit sensitive because I’m afraid of ruining this one.

Can you guys help me if it is possible to transfer data from a netbook hard drive into the new laptop?

Also, I lack info on how to know the SATA unit of my laptop.


How can I view the contents of Google Drive mobile backups?

Google Drive has a feature where it saves backups of some data from mobile devices and from WhatsApp: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/backups

How can I view the contents of that data?