Testing my faith on Linux

Today I turned on my Mandrake Linux (yeah still Mandrake) when I saw something that made me hold my breath. I found out that X didn’t run and I didn’t had my home.

Questions start haunting me, why, when, how…but … but… It’s Linux… it just can’t be…

So reluctant to do a fresh install, I burned a Knoppix and I found out that it detect all and every partition. Rapidly I went on to perform a tar and a backup of my most important areas of my home and a general backup of my home folder and send it to my sda5 (external drive).

Now I am thinking seriously about a tripwire, solution and use the KBackup backup.