/dev/hda overwritten on local cygwin mirror

Peter A. Castro doctor@fruitbat.org
Sun Feb 6 07:38:00 GMT 2005

On Thu, 3 Feb 2005, Carlo Florendo wrote:

> Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> >On Tue, 1 Feb 2005, Dave Korn wrote:
> >>>-----Original Message-----
> >>>From: cygwin-owner On Behalf Of Christopher Faylor
> >>>Sent: 01 February 2005 14:57
> >>>On Tue, Feb 01, 2005 at 03:20:54PM +0200, Jani Tiainen wrote:
> >>>>list-subscriber kirjoitti:
> You cygwin guys are just great!  I've been subscribed to the list for
> three years now and I get annoyed with the OT posts that other users
> that point out.  Some of the OT mails get responses that demonstrate the
> meannness of the cygwin maintainers, and honelstly, I am entertained,
> thinking that the OT poster must probably very annoyed at the responses,
> which usually doesn't make him respond anymore.
> Truth to tell, I was annoyed by cgf, Igor, and Dave's  responses  and
> that was great since, for the first time, I experienced the meanness of
> this list, which is nice and entertaining.

Hey!  You in front!  Where's your ticket?!  This show ain't free, ya
know!  ... oh, wait... I guess it is... never mind :)

> Cygwin people, you really are
> M-E-A-N!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
> ... and entertaining :)

"Thank you, come again" -- Apu from the Simpsons.

> It's just 1.44 mb written on /dev/hda.  I'll just be looking for the
> partition maps at /proc/kcore or re-write some supreblocks...

You can try using fdisk to re-recreate the partition and then run fsck
and *maybe* it'll be able to recover the directories (doubtful), but
likely you've lost some critical file data none the less.

Peter A. Castro <doctor@fruitbat.org> or <Peter.Castro@oracle.com>
	"Cats are just autistic Dogs" -- Dr. Tony Attwood

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