[Novalug] how do you get your data despite a possible drive failure
greg at pryzby.org
Sun Oct 10 17:41:55 EDT 2010
you should see the name of the partition and it probably has _home in it
mount /dev/...../*home /a
(replace /dev/..... with the results from lvscan)
Them you should find your home directory
On Sat, Oct 9, 2010 at 2:17 PM, Nino Pereira <pereira at speakeasy.net> wrote:
> Hi All,
> after a really interesting talk this morning I went back to the
> problem I had last evening: a failure during the boot process,
> with an error code that, according the the accumulated wisdom at
> the meeting, might be caused by a disk failure. The suggested
> remedy was to boot with knoppix or some similar program, get
> the data off the disk, and reinstall.
> Despite the urgent calls from my spouse to first have lunch,
> which unbeknown to her I already had courtesy of the very nice
> people at Palantir, I did this immediately on coming home.
> The machine boots fine. But, I don't see my original disk space,
> I only see Knoppix' (version 3.6, from 2004).
> Right now I'm in text mode, as root, but all I see is Knoppix.
> How do I get to see what's in my home directory on the disk?
> Thank you,
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