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Of course, there's nothing on the Linux partition that Red Hat didn't put there, I'm just starting and playing around so its no problem to wipe it out and start over (well, other than the hour wait )
I read that page and it seems like too much work and too complicated if I can just reinstall. There are 3 different methods of recovering data there too, and I don't know which I'd use, since I'm really not sure what was in my /root directory to begin with.
Well since you are just "figiting" with the system for now, and plan on doing a custom install, I wouldn't worry too much about this for now. But in the future, it'd be worth the work getting it back probably.
So it would appear that you didn't remove all the files, so the . files are probably still there. Type into a console:
And see if you have more files than you thought. If so, you are probably going to be ok.