[ubuntu-za] ubuntu-za Digest, Vol 18, Issue 4

Xolisa Tango Nqodi xnqodi at gmail.com
Thu Mar 8 14:31:32 GMT 2007


well thanks guys  anyway  iformatted the whole drive by mistake but these
thing happen.  i have a personal serve and most of my staff was actually
backed up there so no problem...
thank you.


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> Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2007 14:44:17 +0200
> From: "Xolisa Tango Nqodi" <xnqodi at gmail.com>
> Subject: [ubuntu-za] installing Ubuntu
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> I just intalled ubuntu on my PC That I use for work and i just realised I
> lost everything what can I do? can i the damage be undone/ Please Help.
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> Date: Wed, 07 Mar 2007 15:15:26 +0200
> From: Jean Gruneberg <kaosboss at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [ubuntu-za] installing Ubuntu
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> Xolisa Tango Nqodi wrote:
> > I just intalled ubuntu on my PC That I use for work and i just
> > realised I lost everything what can I do? can i the damage be undone/
> > Please Help.
> depends.... did you install Ubuntu on the whole drive?  or did you let
> it install in the free space?
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> Jean
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> Date: Wed, 07 Mar 2007 16:29:15 +0200
> From: Morgan Collett <morgan at penguinlabs.net>
> Subject: Re: [ubuntu-za] installing Ubuntu
> To: Ubuntu South African Local Community <ubuntu-za at lists.ubuntu.com>
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> On Wed, 2007-03-07 at 14:44 +0200, Xolisa Tango Nqodi wrote:
> > I just intalled ubuntu on my PC That I use for work and i just
> > realised I lost everything what can I do? can i the damage be undone/
> > Please Help.
>
> Hi Xolisa
>
> There are two possibilities: either you have specified Ubuntu must use
> the entire drive, in which case it would have reformatted your drive,
> erasing Windows and your data, or you have resized your hard drive and
> installed Ubuntu in the free space - in which case you should get a menu
> when you power on which lets you select Ubuntu or Windows.
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> Ubuntu would be the default on the menu, and perhaps the menu did not
> appear or you did not have a chance to select Windows. Try pressing Ctrl
> after the usual startup screen or BIOS message - just before Ubuntu
> starts loading - and a menu should appear. If you have Windows on that
> menu, you're back in business. If not, I'm afraid even a professional
> data recovery firm may only be able to get back some bits of what you
> had.
>
> If you have lost data, I sympathise - I'm sure many of us have gone
> through something of this sort at one stage or another, and the longer
> we are computer users the more likely we will do something we regret...
>
> I lost my entire Ubuntu 5.10 system when I was trying a milestone
> release of Dapper with the new (at that stage) graphical installer. The
> resize partition option had a data-losing bug which I managed to find...
> Fortunately I had some sort of backup of my data.
>
> About 6 months ago I was intending to delete Ubuntu off a secondary
> drive on a system and had mounted this drive at /media/sda2 or something
> like that. I intended to go "cd /media/sda2; sudo rm lib usr var boot"
> etc, but instead typed "cd /media/sda2; sudo rm /lib /usr /var /boot"
> entirely hosing the running system. Fortunately I didn't do /home...
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> I now read what I type when erasing!
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> I hope you didn't lose too much and that this doesn't put you off
> running Ubuntu!
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> Regards
> Morgan
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