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All of this happened as a result of my attempting to rename a directory/ create a duplicate dir w/ a similar name.
when i tried to "preview" some HTML, Quanta Plus (KDE webdev IDE) was unhappy w/ my Mozilla Program Directory being named "mozilla" instead of "mozilla-1.7.xx", so i attempted to fix this (instinctually, albeit unknowingly) by the following procedure:
NOTE: Sudo? Su? root? i'm not sure which "personality" i was using (ie. is there not a difference between typing "su" and "su --" (or "su -") at the CLI prompt when under the default system user. From what i understand, there is a functional difference (with or without the "dash" (or double-dash?) in the "su" command), but i've not mastered the knowledge yet.
so, for the purpose of discussion, and my commiting that it most likely was the case, i've indicated below that i logged in as "su --".
it must have been my attempted USE OF SHORTCUTS in the CLI Syntax (such as the asterisk or the dot slash -- as in: mv -v /usr/lib/mozilla* ./* [move verbose usr-lib-mozilla-asterisk dot-slash-asterisk])
since this didn't seem such an "abnormal" procedure, i didn't take notes, so i can NOT recall my exact syntax and directories. i'm hoping that we can determine a solution based on recollection of "what must have / might have happened". it was about 24 hours ago since this happened.
NOTE: i "think" i was in /usr/lib/mozilla]# while executing these commands, but i might have been in /usr/lib/ (or even /usr/share/mozilla/.... i'm sorry i just don't recall precisely what was going on -- i'm learning here, obviously-- trying to learn to utilize the power of the CLI -- oft referencing http://www.ss64.com/ by way of a nifty sidebar-friendly file located here: http://webtoman.com/opera/panel/ )
if you need more info about the dynamics of the situation, please ask.
currently, i'm operating on the same system but from a 20GB drive i stuck in here and loaded a fresh FC5 (wiping the old data)-- the thought being, if i need to, i might be able to browse, and repair the Sick drive this way-- but thus far, i've had no success w/ that method (as you might see from the illustration at the URL above). I tried the Fedora Core 5 Rescue CD, but i don't know what to do-- it claims there's no Fedora partitions anyway!
thanks so much for reading. i look forward to your reply.
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