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    Exclamation WARNING~ This Gnome-look theme will erase your HDD

    Just a friendly warning to anyone who visits gnome-look.
    INSTALLING THIS WILL DELETE YOUR HDD~ http://gnome-look.org/content/show.p...content=142208

    So do not use it.


    One of the very few times I installed something from there without looking at the comments first..
    and it wiped my entire 11.04-Natty partition.

    My 10.10 partition is intact, but it completely destroyed my 11.04 side.

    So,
    This just goes to show that even if your are usually quite vigilante..
    You can still slip up and screw yourself.
    Like i just did.

    Be careful.
    Out there be *scumbag* monsters...
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    Re: WARNING~ This Gnome-look theme will erase your HDD

    Have you reported the submission?
    Me on the web:

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    Re: WARNING~ This Gnome-look theme will erase your HDD

    Yes i have.
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    Re: WARNING~ This Gnome-look theme will erase your HDD

    Silly little kids. Does Ubuntu not have some kind of protection from rm -rf / yet?


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    Cool Re: WARNING~ This Gnome-look theme will erase your HDD

    Quote Originally Posted by Noz3001 View Post
    Silly little kids. Does Ubuntu not have some kind of protection from rm -rf / yet?
    none other than "common sense" I guess..
    Which I am apparently sorely lacking in today.
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    Re: WARNING~ This Gnome-look theme will erase your HDD

    I will never understand why people do this. I have pretty much stopped using the *-Look websites for this crap (sometimes I will try one in a VM first). They should implement a review system before stuff is published, but I am not sure they have the admin staff for it.
    Do you folks like coffee?

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    Re: WARNING~ This Gnome-look theme will erase your HDD

    Silly little kids. Does Ubuntu not have some kind of protection from rm -rf / yet?
    none other than "common sense" I guess..
    Which I am apparently sorely lacking in today.

    Code:
    tj@tj-ubuntu:~$ sudo rm -rf /
    [sudo] password for tj: 
    rm: it is dangerous to operate recursively on `/'
    rm: use --no-preserve-root to override this failsafe
    tj@tj-ubuntu:~$

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    Re: WARNING~ This Gnome-look theme will erase your HDD

    Rasa, google his user name. It gives his real name and twitter account as the first hit.

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    Re: WARNING~ This Gnome-look theme will erase your HDD

    Quote Originally Posted by tjwoosta View Post
    Code:
    tj@tj-ubuntu:~$ sudo rm -rf /
    [sudo] password for tj: 
    rm: it is dangerous to operate recursively on `/'
    rm: use --no-preserve-root to override this failsafe
    tj@tj-ubuntu:~$
    yup
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    Re: WARNING~ This Gnome-look theme will erase your HDD

    So how did it work. I'm almost tempted to download it and run it in VM.

    Was there anything that should have tipped you off before installing it? - just so the rest of us don't make the same mistake...
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