Data loss due to mounting issue?
I'm running Puppeee on an EeePC 701, but I'm assuming that my question probably applies to Linux in general.
On my EeePC, I usually write all my data to an SD Card, so I can eaily swap with my main laptop. Before accessing the SD Card, I need to mount it, so it will become accessible unter /mnt/SDCARD.
Last time, I used the word processor without mounting my SD Card. I was in a hurry to start a new project, and didn't pay too much attention to where the file was saved. I DID make sure that my new project (several hours of work) was saved without errors - so I was sure I could retrieve my document next time (finding the save location through a file search, if necessary).
Yesterday, I started up my EeePC, but the document I created was nowhere to be found. I went through the process again, and discovered that my text program was saving to /mnt/SDCARD anyway, and I could see my test file right in that folder, which showed up after saving to it. So to experiment, I mounted the SD Card, and the contents of my SD Card now showed up unter /mnt/SDCARD *instead* of my test file. I then unmounted the SD Card, and there was my test file again.
Next thing I did was to restart the computer. Result: The test file was gone, and nowhere to be found! Can anybody tell me what's going on, if it's possible to retrieve my test file and the original document I had been working on, or if they are now gone for good?