I was installed Bodhi Linux and pointed the /home mounting point to my isual partition (dev/sda5), which has been in ext3 file system for years.
Somehow, the install decided to set it up as ext2 (I'd swear I didn't order it, but who knows). I am pretty sure the partition was not formatted though. Suddently the wholle /home is empty: I've lost all my data.
After some search, I went for the recovery process described here:
http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.p ... 45536.html
http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/surviving ... lures.html
But still the data is missing.
I tried to log in through an older LMDE install I had in yet another partition, and the first time I got the message:
But after that, any attempt to log in through the Bodhi install gets the /home empty, and through the LMDE install just makes the laptop screen go blank.
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fsck.ext3: Unable to resolve 'UUID........... fsck died with exit status 8
I am mostly playing TestDisk by ear, and learning as I go. So I haven't dared to do anything definite yet.
TestDisk sees al the partitions all right. Deeper search also lists the partition, marked "D", howerver.
Pressing "L: load backup" it says "No backup found!"
Pressing "P: list files" just shows the partition mostly emptly, except the few files created during the fateful install.
Any ideas? I'll be mostly reading the SC wiki while waiting, I guess, as an alternative to biting my nails off.