seeking JFS recovery wisdom
dave at boost-consulting.com
Thu May 3 17:34:09 UTC 2007
OK, so my ubuntu laptop locked up after a resume recently with no recent
backup <insert requisite self-flagellation> :(
After the first reboot, I was getting all kinds of funky problems with
gnome, so I did a "sudo touch /forcefsck" and tried to reboot without
success. The fsck failed to completely recover everything on my JFS
root partition and I lost my /etc directory. lost+found has many
recognizable files from /etc, but it seems as though putting them all
back where they belong is probably a huge amount of work.
Seems like my /home filesystem is still in decent shape.
After I back up what I have and choose a more reliable backup strategy,
I can see a few options for getting back to a "known good configuration"
1. try to put the lost+found files back and hope for the best
2. reinstall ubuntu and use my old /home partition. Attempt to restore
installed software and configurations to the previous state
3. anything else?
Also, did I do the wrong thing by trying to force a fsck? If so, what
should I have done instead?
Finally, is there any reason to believe that some other filesysytem
would have been less likely to fail in this way?
Thanks in advance,
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