Ok I have a computer it generally stays on 24/7. it does important work like download files during off-peak download periods. It also is my svn server. samba etc…
It is also used by my family to surf the web since it’s always on and they don’t need to wait for computers to boot.
Ok so the short of the story is my computer got reformatted.
Distributing the blame
- Me – should of know better than to leave a mandriva install disk in the drive, (virtualbox install is why it was there) and when I finished my linux install I SHOULD of changed the BIOS setting to disable boot from CD.
- Dad – shouldn’t of turned off the computer he knows is always on.
- Mum – shouldn’t of continued to click yes through the mandrivia install, by the time i found the computer it was asking for a username and password for the new mandriva install. so it already had FORMATED and INSTALLED mandriva.
Coming soon !! more blog entries on the success or failure of data recovery tools in linux. If you have any pointers please tell me.
Aside welcome planet.linux.org.au readers !