Mounting a non-empty directory
Ok, I have simple questions, but cannot seem to find any definite answers.
I am running RH 7.1 dual boot with WinME. The short end of the story is this. I used Linux to back up some documents for Win and reinstalled windows, no that is not the problem. After I got everything running again, I extracted the files from a zip file within Linux to my /dos partition. Without realizing it, the drive partition was not mounted at the time. The files made it to their destination, but not to the actual drive.
I mounted the /dos partition only to find my newly extracted files were gone. Based upon other suggestions, I simply unmounted the drive in hopes that the files were still there. No luck. To make a long story short, the files are not avaliable within the *.zip any longer, and I need them back.
Is there possibly some fancy thing that RH is doing when mounting and unmounting with files that may be in a non empty mount point? Is it recoverable, or did I just trash the files?