How Knoppix saved my life
Today I was moving my /home partition to replace /dev/hda6's current mount point of /var/www. I was meaning to be in the /home directory to transfer all my files from there to a temp directory. Little did I know I was at / !!!
It went like this:
# mv --force * /tmp/home
# ls /tmp/home
ls: command not found
At this point I was thinking oh sh*t. <insert 5 minutes more cursing here>
I had just realized what I did, and thought maybe i could execute /tmp/home/bin/sh or other
I am so glad I bought that issue of linux magazine with knoppix... otherwise I would have been reinstalling everything as I had no backup or recovering (which I was getting ready to do)
So I booted the knoppix dvd, mounted the partition containing /tmp and moved all files/dirs to their rightful place. Thank god it worked I had spent so many hours of grueling work customizing my system and had enough completed work I didnt want to lose.
Moral of the story: always backup! And keep Knoppix closeby
Knoppix is my hero ;-)