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Hi all. I just compiled the 2.6.10 kernel to upgrade my Slackware box from 2.4.26. Everything is fine; I got everything working except all my user directories are gone!!! The home directory is there but it is empty. I tried rebooting with the 2.4.26 kernel but the users are still gone. What could possibly cause this (No, I did not accidentally rm ANYTHING)? I lost quite a bit of data and would really like to hear that it is there, somewhere, but if that is not the case I would like to know HOW they got deleted.
Thanks for the help. Pretty much in line with your suggestions, what happened is that it appears that something got changed somewhere, and the partition that has the home directory on it does not get mounted. I mounted it and it was all there. Where, though, do I adjust the settings so that the correct partition gets mounted at boot time?
You may also want to check dmesg for error messages - if all you did was change the kernel, it might be that you did something like compiled the support for whatever filesystem /home is on as a module, and the module isn't getting loaded until after the system tries to mount /home during bootup