Joined: Feb. 2007
||Posted: Mar. 05 2008,03:48
|I DID plug in another dying/dead jump drive, trying to see if any computer would open it; however i doubt that hurt anything. It didn't in the other computers. |
Okay, now see, that's another wrinkle you should've explained when you brought up sdb1. Which order did you install these devices? Did you pay attention to changes in fstab between inserting them? Or was the sdb1 what you added yourself?
|If it works, it sounds like time for a reinstall (UGH!). That would mean i start over from scratch, if i understand DSL -- no preserving data in the home folder, right?. |
There's no need to reinstall for this. Just fix what's broken. If you did a traditional hard drive install, you have a few things you can do to keep /home. What I do with my hard drive installs is set up a persistent /home anyway. I see from your fstab you have three partitions set up now. One for DSL, one for swap. What's on the third (don't give me any Abbott and Costello lines)? If you have Windows on it and it's large enough for your files, you can copy /home to Windows (make a tar.bz2) and then copy it back if you reinstall. Or at the very least you can back up only the files you absolutely need and copy them to one of your USB sticks or whatever.
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