2 disks crash
I have two laptops:
- laptop1: 2 years old, with woody that was last year upgraded to sarge using
apt-get (kernel: 2.6.8-1-686), ide disk
- laptop2: with etch installed on a new computer (2 months), sata disk
Both laptops are dual-boot with windows xp, and with a FAT32 partition to
share data with windows.
In laptop1, after 2 years of work, I lost suddenly 40% of the directories in
the fat32 partition, without any apparent cause, I was working under linux. I
had to recover it with a commercial software under windows, and all the names
were converted to 8 characters dos names.
In laptop2, ALL the data in the fat32 was lost today. This computer was also
used under linux when the incident took place!
Here below is the fstab of laptop1. laptop2 is used by another person, who
already reformatted the partition, I can not do a diagnostic anymore.
In the fstab of laptop1 here below, I changed the vfat partition to read-only
in order to avoid using it any more (its now a kind of permanent backup)...
What is the problem? This is very problematic because I installed similarly in
4 other computers used by friends I convinced to use linux because it is more
reliable!! I do not want to lose those new enthousiast... and to spend a lot
of time to recover data or have the risk to loose again important things.
Thanks in advance,
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump>
proc /proc proc defaults 0
/dev/hdc /media/cdrom0 iso9660 ro,user,noauto 0
/dev/hda3 / ext3
defaults,errors=remount-ro 0 1
/dev/hda2 none swap sw 0
/dev/hda6 /mnt/hda6 ext3 defaults 0
/dev/hda1 /mnt/hda1 ntfs
gid=1002,user,rw,umask=002,noexec,nosuid 0 0
/dev/hda5 /mnt/hda5 vfat
gid=1002,user,ro,umask=002,noexec,nosuid 0 0