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Re: [SLUG] odd system loss
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] odd system loss
- From: Michael Chesterton <chesty@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 14 Jul 2009 07:37:36 +1000
On 14/07/2009, at 2:42 AM, Geoffrey Cowling wrote:
This is mostly a 'wot hoppen?' and 'wot's going on' -- but advice what
to do about it would be very welcome.
I was using a bash script with convert (from ImageMagick) to convert a
lot of big tiff files, I mistyped a / for a x ... everything froze,
and when I goto ut (it rebooted) there was only a Error 15: File not
found. This was Ubuntu 8.04
Were you addicted to root, the superuser? It's a common phenomena
for new users to get addicted to the power of root and do everything
as root. I know I did. That was before SUA, Super User Anonymous.
Now I do everything as an ordinary user, and sudo when I need.
I would try and find your root partition by mounting all /dev/sdb1
/dev/sdb2 /dev/sdb3 etc etc.
But at least you've got home, and on a separate partition, worse comes
to worse you might have to reinstall leaving /home intact.