If there is something in particular that you want to save, you could copy it to your homedir.
If it is an item that won't change, you could try setting the sticky bit for the directory, or use the 'setattr' command to set the immutable option. ( assuming that fedora has this installed, and you are using an ext2 filesystem )
For XFS filesystems, the commands are 'getfattr' and 'setfattr'.
Last edited by jschiwal; 10-30-2004 at 07:46 PM.