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Oh crap, oh crap. Need help guys. So I was testing the suspend functions on a beta video driver and it for some fricking reason corrupted my main file system. Now I can't access anything (grub is gone). Using the LiveCD I can easily access my Windows partition, but my ext3 partition shows up as "unknown" and I can't access it. Is there any way to repair a damaged file system, aside from formating of course. Normally I would just start fresh with a new install, but I have not done a backup in weeks.
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Well, I ran fsck, but my whole home directory ended up missing. This blows man.
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*sigh* Remember kids, back up every other day. Don't be like cousin Melcar here who went 3 fricking weeks without backing up. Idiot.
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Did you have multiple partitions?
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Did you have multiple partitions?
Just a Windows FAT and a Linux EXT3. I did manage to repair the thing, but about 50% of the file/folders ended up missing, among them my home folder.
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Just a Windows FAT and a Linux EXT3. I did manage to repair the thing, but about 50% of the file/folders ended up missing, among them my home folder.
Ouch. That's one reason that I keep a separate partition for /home
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Damn, that sucks royally.

*Pats Time Machine HDD*

Hourly backups ftw
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Have yo tried System Rescue? It's gotten me out of a few binds...
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Already reformatted the whole thing. It was starting to get sluggish anyways. I did not loose much data (thankfully), but trying to track everything down again is going to take some time. At least customizing is always fun.
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Already reformatted the whole thing. It was starting to get sluggish anyways. I did not loose much data (thankfully), but trying to track everything down again is going to take some time. At least customizing is always fun.
haha had this same problem only i was umm trying to install a certain Unix OS on my computer and it messed up my partition table first and Ubuntu would boot but no nautilus etc, before that i couldn't get the kernel out of panic mode, and then my file system was corrupt...this was all yesterday and Sunday..

I'm tired of customizing now but I'm done messing around all I need in life is Linux!!!

i feel for you...at least you got most of your data back or well some of it...gl!
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