As Star Trek: Nemesis taught us all – always back up your Data!
Doing this saved me a LOT of heartache over the weekend. I lost, instead of several years worth of work, a mere hour’s worth of writing (and a weekend of rebuilding my laptop).
Working on my laptop this weekend, I had that ohnosecond moment, when I realised that I had done A Bad Thing in trying to partition my USB drive. Even though I very carefully chose the USB drive, I hosed my partition with GRUB and all on the laptop.
That’s right – no luck booting. No joy in finding the partitions. So I erased completely and did a clean install of Intrepid Ibex Ubuntu. (8.10 for the uninitiated.)
Now all I have to do is take my USB drive and move all the stuff I copied the second I got to work back onto the laptop.
And I’ll be off and running once again.
So all in all, not a bad weekend, even if I did have to rebuild my OS from the ground up.