It's 1am in the morning, I'm just about finished another round of
spring cleaning on my data in preparation for backing up about a
year's worth of new photos. All of a sudden, the folder with all of
my data vanishes. Probably user error somewhere... still not sure how
I caused it.
Anyways, extundelete restored (as far as I can tell, haven't had my
coffee yet) all of the important files. Thank you to everyone who has
contributed to the project. It was an incredible lifesaver.
My one small contribution back is that the extundelete.sourceforge.net
homepage should probably be updated to indicate that Fedora requires:
e2fsprogs-devel and gcc-c++ packages. I've included the relevant
snippet below with the changes surrounded in asterisks.
To compile and install this program, you must first install the binary
and development packages for e2fsprogs (called libext2fs-devel on
Mageia, or e2fslibs-dev on Ubuntu, or *e2fsprogs-devel* on Fedora).
extundelete requires libext2fs version 1.39 or newer to run, but for
ext4 support, ensure you have e2fsprogs version 1.41 or newer (which
may be found by running the command 'dumpe2fs' and noting the version
it outputs). You must have g++ and GNU make to compile the program.
You can install those with the package called build-essential on
Ubuntu, or *gcc-c++* and make on Fedora/Mageia.
I verified the above information on Fedora 17 using a Live USB with
the extundelete-0.2.4 source tree. (The packaged versions with Fedora
17 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS fail with a segmentation fault).
Thank you again!
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and
I'm not sure about the former."
- Albert Einstein
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