all my playing with distros and now I've lost everything
john.allen at dublinux.net
Wed Jan 30 10:37:09 GMT 2008
Conor Wynne wrote:
> I must have tested every distro over the past month, downloaded crazy
> gigs worth of stuff -- configured them, updated them,, install more
> distros in vm's, configured them, updated them etc only to nuke em the
> next day!
> Well, windows and all my purchased apps are now gone, gone gone hone,
> along with my account details to download em again!
> Nice one!
> Yes I did have a backup, I emphasise did! While nuking vista and
> installing xp on my father-in-law's laptop, I used MY backup USB HDD
> just for his docs.
> Now I only have what is on this laptop, and whatever music I bought
> from itunes (not yet copied on this ibook) I burnt for my wife's car
> Doh, I lost loads a suff. Oh well.
> I am forever preaching backups to people, and for once I get nuked....
> I blame stargate atlantis, do not install OSes with data to preserve
> while watching telly!
Arrgghh, the old I used my backup disk for another purpose, and now I've
The moral of the story is *NEVER* use your backup disk for anything
other than backup :)
John Allen mailto:john.allen at codemountain.net
Ubuntu 7.10, kernel 2.6.22-14-generic
up 20 days, 19:53, 5 users, load average: 0.06, 0.35, 0.32
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