>From: Niall O Broin <niall at linux.ie>
>To: "Michael Treacy" <delphi91 at hotmail.com>
>CC: ilug at linux.ie>Subject: Re: [ILUG] Data recovery
>Date: Fri, 9 Dec 2005 22:38:19 +0000
>>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
>>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)
The drive is a 30GB drive with approx 500M as a swap (/dev/hda1) and the
rest as Linux (/dev/hda2).
It did find the previous partitions, but didn't ask me what I wanted to do -
it just went ahead and used them.
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