Re: /var and /home are gone
Jonathan Brandmeyer wrote:
Karsten M. Self wrote:
Kiss your data goodbye. Odds of successful journaled data recover are
slim to nill.
I was afraid of something like that.
So, does that mean I need to re-install my system, or can I rebuild a /var
tree and re-add myself as a user from scratch? I think I can figure out the
latter, it is the former that worries me.
If you don't have a backup of /var/lib/dpkg then you are probably better
off reinstalling. There have been discussions in the past that
directories in /usr/share/doc have almost a 1:1 relationship to
installed packages and leveraging that to rebuild /var/lib/dpkg/status,
but I don't know if they were successfull