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    Fatal deletion of my boot record via GZip

    When I tried to GZip my root drive to creat a boot chart and closed the terminal because it wasn't responding, I actually erased my root drive! This is a fatal bug with GZip in Lucid Lynx that needs to be taken care of. I am currently reinstalling Lucid Lynx right now, but I am posting this to help keep others from reaching this deadly fate.

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    Re: Fatal deletion of my boot record via GZip

    When I tried to GZip my root drive to creat a boot chart
    How does GZip create a boot chart? I'm just curios.

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    Re: Fatal deletion of my boot record via GZip

    Something fishy about this...

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    Re: Fatal deletion of my boot record via GZip

    Yea, I agree. Somethings strange here. Do we have the full story?

    Were you in the same file system that you were trying to compress, or did you do it from another file system?
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    Re: Fatal deletion of my boot record via GZip

    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BootCharting

    Which step calls for compressing / again?
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    Re: Fatal deletion of my boot record via GZip

    A boot chart is a .tgz file. That's what I tried to create of my entire hard drive, only to brick Lucid.

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    Re: Fatal deletion of my boot record via GZip

    Quote Originally Posted by k64 View Post
    A boot chart is a .tgz file. That's what I tried to create of my entire hard drive, only to brick Lucid.
    According to this the bootchart is a png file, not a tgz file.
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    Re: Fatal deletion of my boot record via GZip

    bootchart is a .tgz file. pybootchart is a gui app that creates the .png file. YOu can open the .tgz file and wade trough an awful lot of data and get the same results as the .png. It just will take you half the day.

    pybootchart is installed automatically when you in stall bootchart. This is simple to check in synaptic.
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    Re: Fatal deletion of my boot record via GZip

    Possibility: maybe the OP got hold of a tgz file of the bootchart stuff, and, because of a typo, ended up with gzip trying to add the contents of his hard drive the tgz file instead of extracting it.......
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    Re: Fatal deletion of my boot record via GZip

    Quote Originally Posted by lisati View Post
    Possibility: maybe the OP got hold of a tgz file of the bootchart stuff, and, because of a typo, ended up with gzip trying to add the contents of his hard drive the tgz file instead of extracting it.......
    Actually, here's the command:

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    gzip -R / ~/bootchart.tar.gz
    This essentially explains what I was trying to do.

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