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HellO... i'm in trouble i was trying a tar command and it messed up my system i did # tar cvfM /dev/hda2 500 /boot ..........I juat wanted to make a ...
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    /home Gone


    HellO...
    i'm in trouble
    i was trying a tar command and it messed up my system i did
    # tar cvfM /dev/hda2 500 /boot ..........I juat wanted to make a tarball into some pices each one=500k
    but what happend is it made it Over my /home which is /dev/hda2
    something like another layer on all users dir~z under /home
    How can i remove this layer (solve this problem anyway without reinstalling linux) ..???

    and also i dont see this tarball in /home ...
    I rebooted and it wont boot of course and giving me a prompt
    (Repair filesystem) and the output of mount command is

    /dev/hda3 on / ext3 (rw)
    none on /proc type proc (rw)
    usbdevbfs on /proc/bus/usb type usbdevfs (rw) {a usb hub}
    ...


    any suggestions ..???

    Thank You

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    Yeah, this drive is 0wned. The only way you will get your files back is if you have the thing professionally recovered. The usual costs for that are 2-5k USD.

    You can just stop mounting home by removing the entry from /etc/fstab. Or you could just reformat it, if you want to erase the data forever.

    Best,

    Samuel
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