Conor Wynne wrote:
>> On 9 Dec 2005, at 22:38, Niall O Broin wrote:
>>> On 9 Dec 2005, at 22:28, Michael Treacy wrote:
>>>>> I backed up my data on my laptop about 3 weeks ago, upgraded SuSE
>>> 9.3 to SuSE 10.0 OSS and wasn't too happy with the result.
>>>>>> So last night, I installed the full version of SuSE 10.0 choosing
>>> to set the installation as a new one rather than an upgrade.
>>>>>> When I went to copy my backed up /home diurectory back on, I
>>> discovered to my horror that the backup had not been succesfull!!!!
>>> The CD was blank :(
>>>>>> So, is there any chance that the files may still be on the
>>> laptop???? I'm not sure if the drive was formatted as part of the
>>> new installation or not.
>>>> Maybe anaconda will have recorded it? check.
>>>>> Only you can answer that. When you did the new install, SuSE will
>> have found the old partitions, and will have asked you what to do
>> with them. What did you decide? Is your disk now one big / partition
>> (maybe with a small /boot) ? Was your /home originally a separate
>> partition, or just a directory on the / partition? (This illustrates
>> why the "one big /" idea for a single user workstation, with local
>> /home, is not the best idea)
>>> Try :
> fdisk -l
> determine what partitions you have.
> e2label /dev/xxx
>> Anything not mounted?
> cool, mount it.
>> All used?
> Oh dear.
>Well ehh I may not agree with Conor on this one!
Trying the coroners tool kit may be of use to you.
It is to be found here:
Then you may wish to specificially look at this:
However I do wish you luck, it is going to be tough.
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