I got it about 3 years ago, a rebuild from a friend who does that kind of stuff. Has an ssd drive, which I am coming to understand may require going to zorin 15 lite to solve the problem. Will wait for a bit for more feedback on that before deciding.You may want to give MX Linux a spin if those maddening issue's continue.
How old is your computer?
ah, it was Tolkem I talked to. Now that it is too late, I know that one cannot have anything else on a usb stick other than what is to be burned. Info is lost forever now. I'm screwed in that respect. At least that is my understanding, that the info cannot be recovered from the usb stick.
apt policy testdisk
testdisk: installed: (none) candidate: some.version.number
sudo apt-get install testdisk
apt show testdisk
sudo apt install ./R-Linux5_x64.deb
It looks to me that your USB drive is sbd1 the one labeled Zorin OS ... is that right?russell@NE56R:~$ lsblk
NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT
sda 8:0 0 29.8G 0 disk
└─sda1 8:1 0 29.8G 0 part /
sdb 8:16 1 28.9G 0 disk
├─sdb1 8:17 1 2.1G 0 part /media/russell/Zorin OS 15.1 Core 64bit
└─sdb2 8:18 1 3.6M 0 part
sr0 11:0 1 1024M 0 rom
so I'm guessing randomly here that the "sdb2" may be the files I am looking for?
Yes, testdisk is installed. Now you can proceed to scan the USB device.after the apt-get install command, this is what came up. I THINK that means that it installed it.
done,Now that you've installed testdisk, type/wite down the label of your device i.e sdb1 so you now that's the one, open a terminal and typeyou'll see something like this, by the way, maximize your terminal or else testdisk will complainCode:
Hit enter to start and you'll see the same screen again, only this time is asking for your password, type it in and hit enter again.
doneIn the next screen you'll have to choose the device you want to scan, use the arrows key to select your device and hit enter to proceed