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Re: [opensuse] deleted my /home directory
  • From: "John R. Sowden" <jsowden@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2009 19:23:27 -0800
  • Message-id: <200901061923.27895.jsowden@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Tuesday January 06 2009 19:18:37 Carlos E. R. wrote:
On Tuesday, 2009-01-06 at 18:48 -0800, John R. Sowden wrote:
On my last upgrade from 10.3 to 11.0, Suse installed the 10.3 root
directory into my home directory, which I never noticed because I don't
go there, until a few days ago when I decided to upgrade from 11.0 to
11.1. As I was deleting these directories, I accidently deleted my home
directory. I don't keep much there, but linux and its apps do. Is there
a recovery.

Recovery of deleted files? No. There is an undelete for ext2, not ext3,
though. Midnight commander can do it. You might recover text files from
empty space... umount partition, or remount ro, do a dd of entire
partition to an image, run text search on image, copy bits. Good luck and
tons of patience. Or hire a recovery specialist or company.

¬°Do backups! ¬°Always!

Also I have OOo files in another directory, but I don't know which
partition. Is there a way to:
1) Find out which partition a file is in.

Mount them all, run a search.

2) Copy these files from disk to a usb stick drive while in the "live"
mode?

Of course.

Re: #2: The reason that I asked is when I installed a USB stick drive,
nothing happened (it didn't mount). I checked the 'my computer' to see if it
was connected, just not on my desktop, no soap. How do I mount a usb stick
drive in a live suse 11.1 mode? I can mount the disk drive with the data so
I can access the files in the live mode, I just don't see how to copy them
off the drive.

John

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