how to recover after rm -r /chroot?

Asked by gratefulfrog on 2008-09-20

I tried to remove my chroot installation from Ubuntu 8.04 by simply deleting the directory /chroot. This has cause selective damage to my system, deleting entire directories in my ~ but apparently nothing else?

Is there any way to get these directories back? I am quite good at following instructions, even complex ones, I am a computer scientist, after all.

Any help would be great since the files lost were mainly my personal work...
Cheers,
GF.

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Ubuntu testdisk Edit question
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Solved by:
marcobra (Marco Braida)
Solved:
2008-09-21
Last query:
2008-09-21
Last reply:
2008-09-20
Qwerty Maniac (qwertymaniac) said : #1

For someone to help you better with file recovery, you must mention your File System in use. Like EXT3, or ReiserFS, etc.

gratefulfrog (gratefulfrog) said : #2

I am using the out of the box ubuntu files system, I believe that is ext3.

gratefulfrog (gratefulfrog) said : #4

Thanks for that *GREAT* tip!

PhotoRec was able to recover an incredible amount of stuff, and even if I didn't get much back, at least it showed what could be recovered!

Once again, Ubuntu and its community have shown that that Humans can be a good to each-other!

That is really uplifting!

Ciao,
GF.

gratefulfrog (gratefulfrog) said : #5

Thanks marcobra, that solved my question.