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    Default testdisk won't run

    I've been unable to run testdisk for quite some time.

    Running testdisk gives me:

    The program 'testdisk' is currently not installed. To run 'testdisk' please ask your administrator to install the package 'testdisk'
    You will have to enable the component called 'universe'
    Running

    apt-get install testdisk

    gets

    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    testdisk is already the newest version.
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    Going to Forensic Carving Tools -> testdisk results in:

    sh: line 0: cd: /pentest/forensics/testdisk/linux/: No such file or directory
    So I went to Preferences -> main Menu a change the command from

    sh -c "cd /pentest/forensics/testdisk/linux/ && ./testdisk_static -h;sudo -s"
    to:

    sh -c "cd /pentest/forensics/testdisk/ && ./testdisk_static -h;sudo -s"
    Still didn't get anywhere. I've been running testdisk from other distros and Live CD with no problem so I wonder what's going on.

    Purging and reinstalling resulted in the same errors.

    Using BT5 RC2

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    Just burned his ISO
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    Default Re: testdisk won't run

    Quote Originally Posted by jirica View Post
    I've been unable to run testdisk for quite some time.

    Running testdisk gives me:



    Running

    apt-get install testdisk

    gets



    Going to Forensic Carving Tools -> testdisk results in:



    So I went to Preferences -> main Menu a change the command from



    to:



    Still didn't get anywhere. I've been running testdisk from other distros and Live CD with no problem so I wonder what's going on.

    Purging and reinstalling resulted in the same errors.

    Using BT5 RC2
    Hi,

    I'm having exactly those symptoms on my new body (BT5 R-2) and trying to repair my mind (500 GB partition lost) so could any doctor specialist help me/us out?

    any medicine (ideas) to cure (fix) my memory loss,

    thanks in advance.

    EDIT: Go to the synaptic package manager and force version an older version of testdisk (like 6.11) and close the synaptic package manager after applying the older version, then run testdisk, and VOILA!.
    Last edited by VirturalLockPick; 04-28-2012 at 02:07 AM. Reason: found the solution

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