On Wednesday 29 March 2006 17:41, James Wilkinson wrote:
> I've never trusted a vfat partition since.
You know, it would be a lot more logical not to trust CPU fans...
The fact remains that I lost nothing from the ext3 partitions.
Modern CPUs are provided with fans for a reason. Some CPUs are
than others at halting the system when the fan fails -- it sounds like
you experienced quite a bit of collateral damage.
Actually, I think it's truer to say that some motherboards are better at
halting the system when a fan fails. If it had been the only system in the
room I might have saved it by manual intervention, but I mis-heard the source
and hit the wrong shutdown button.
In particular, you can't trust a CPU to work as designed in such
and any writes to disk are dodgy.
Actually, come to think of it, not trusting computers or *any*
filesystems would also be a logical conclusion.
At least, not trusting them enough that you run regular backups.
I'm sure you have met Murphy and his cousid Sod ;-) Almost everything was
backed up, but the newest set of holiday photos wasn't.