OK I've got backups, BUT ....

R Kimber rkimber at ntlworld.com
Tue Mar 27 19:26:09 UTC 2007

On Tue, 27 Mar 2007 19:02:15 +0100
"Eamonn Sullivan" <eamonn.sullivan at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 3/27/07, R Kimber <rkimber at ntlworld.com> wrote:
> > I've just rebooted my Ubuntu 6.10 system and it seems to be
> > completely screwed in the sense that it has been restored to the
> > state it was in round about last August.  Bizarrely, data files
> > that I have long since deleted have reappeared, and many many new
> > files and programs have disappeared.
> >
> > What has happened?  Is this anything to do with evms? And is there
> > a way of restoring things without a complete re-install?
> The first thing I'd check is that you haven't accidentally booted up
> the wrong partition. One of my PCs at home periodically "forgets"
> which of two hard drives to boot first. If you've played around with
> different versions of Ubuntu, it's possible that you have multiple
> boot partitions and accidentally started a blast from the past....
> If that isn't it, I wouldn't have a clue. Sounds very bizarre.

I just let grub do its thing.  There are other versions, but they
share the same /home as far as I can remember, and I've lost files and
settings from /home.  But I'll try to check this further.

- Richard
Richard Kimber

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