Originally posted by The MJ
I was fooling around in a root terminal, preparing my system to be repartitioned.
You only gave part of the clue. What did you issue in the root terminal?
You also don't tell which distribution of Linux you're using. Because of
the PATH I assume it's Debian or one of it's derivatives.
If you don't know what you issued, then issue and post the output of:
"cat .bash_history | tail -n 20" (without the quotes)
If you're not using bash, then you'll need to adjust appropriately.