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Old 05-03-2004, 06:43 PM   #1
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Partitioning gone bad-deleted /usr


I'm running Mandrake 9.2 (kde) with a 4 gigabyte partition from my XP harddrive. i had a bland 30 gig hdd that i planned to partition as a linux storage bin. Using diskdrake i created an ext 3 partition and mounted it to /usr. I later wanted to change it and mount it under /home and when i deleted it all of /usr disappeared. I no longer can open conqueror or anything that has any part in usr. Is there any way to get /usr back or do i need to reinstall?
 
Old 05-03-2004, 06:53 PM   #2
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If you have not created a partition in the place of your /usr, you have a chance. Boot from MDK installation cd and get to partitioning. Create a new partition exactly in the place you had the old one. Don't format it! Save changes and try to boot your system. If everything goes well, you should have your /usr back.
 
Old 05-03-2004, 07:35 PM   #3
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I had already created another partition before i realised my mistake. I guess this means i'm screwed... oh well. I didn't really ahve anything that important in linux. Sigh.
 
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If the new partition was not formatted, you have a chance...
 
  


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