Yes, either Fedora 16 or the Gnome that comes with it sucks. And when you
fail to make very regular backups you are toast.
Which leads me to an earlier discovery of /dev/dm-? files.
It crashed for the third time and no coverable by any rational means. I had
noticed before that at least one of the /dev/dm-? files, when mounted,
contained the most recent user files -- almost.
So after the latest crash with the usual delinquent failure to backup I was
able to recreate my user /home/ME files using a dm-? file. There were five of
them, dm-1..dm-5. dm-3 had the files I wanted almost. For some reason it did
not have my local bin/ directory. Luckily that had not changed from a previous
backup. I have no idea why it was not there. Maybe the dm-? file only contains
things that change.
I find this interesting in that the other dm- files also contain real files
which take up real disk space. I have not explored this as yet.
I have no idea what is going on here, nor if this will help anyone, nor if it
is worth posting. I post this only to open discussion if anyone can explain it
God is Black.
Is his name the White, I am Who am?
Or the Black, I be Who be?
-- The Iron Webmaster, 4376
Fri Feb 10 22:07:21 EST 2012