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websinger 05-06-2005 11:24 AM

installed new kernal - now my /home directory is empty !
 
I wanted to install a 2.4 kernel (from 2.6.10) so my cdrom burner would work ( so i could do back-ups - ah, Irony) and when I booted the 2.4 kernel my /home directory was blank. ( still have /root intact) I tried to restore the 2.6 kernel but I get a kernel panic. is there any way to find and restore the missing files they must still be there somewhere. Please help

Thanks

geeman2.0 05-06-2005 11:53 AM

Is your /home on a different partition than your root filesystem

If so then maybe your kernel doesn't have support for that filesystem

websinger 05-06-2005 12:09 PM

re filesystem
 
I'm using ext3 on all the partitions and my file system and the kernel is 2.4.27

my root directory is intact so it is seen ( i guess )

websinger 05-06-2005 12:39 PM

My / root/ , home/ , etc/ and others directories are all on my dev/hde1 partition
my /boot , /usr and /var directories each have there own partition

six6 05-06-2005 03:43 PM

Why did you need 2.4 to use your cd burner? Did you use a stock debian 2.4 kernel? What do you mean "restore" the 2.6 kernel--did you uninstall/reinstall it?

Any other odd information you can give will be helpful, like if you're using raid, etc.

websinger 05-06-2005 04:06 PM

re Why
 
* Why did you need 2.4 to use your cd burner?
Xcdroast would not work - I understand that it is an issue with the 2.6 kernel and cdrecord.


* Did you use a stock debian 2.4 kernel?
Yes uname -a : Linux Imladris 2.4.27-2-686 #1 Fri Mar 25 11:48:59 JST 2005 i686 GNU/Linux


* What do you mean "restore" the 2.6 kernel--did you uninstall/reinstall it?
I did a kernel upgrade (downgrade ) to 2.4.27 through synaptic. and my lilo config
has menu listings linux and oldlinux linked to the two most resent kernels in the boot menu
and if I select oldlinux (2.6.10) at boot I get a kernel panic message and the process stops.

* Any other odd information you can give will be helpful, like if you're using raid, etc.
not using raid, using Sid dist. ext3 fs nothing else fancy.

six6 05-07-2005 08:06 PM

Since nothing strikes me as the obvious problem, you may want to fix your lilo stuff so you can boot back to 2.6. I have no experience w/lilo, so I can't help you there. But since most all issues about cdrecord and 2.6 seem to be minor, I'd look into a fix for that. Better to have your /home dir and no cd burner.

Have you tried looking into fixing cdrecord under 2.6? It usually amounts to wrong device permissions or needing hal+udev.


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