Hello fellow forum members,
Here is the problem:
I noticed that my mysql server was down when I was accessing my website. I checked logs, and it appears that the kernel had ran out of memory and had to kill the process of mysqld. So it got killed. I ran free and I saw that I had no swap. Turns out it hadn't activated at the beginning of installation. I had no more space so I tried to resize with parted without backing up my /home (the directory that existed in /dev/hda3). So I ran parted and ran:
resize 3 12001.685 17002.526
It said that that drive had an incompatible feature enabled.
I googled that error and found that parted didintn support the results of using the
"sparse_super" option in mke2fs. So I ran this command according to a website:
mke2fs -O ^sparse_super /dev/hda3
It started doing something I didnt want for it to do.
I undid the command by Ctrl-Z. Then I tried to undo the command by running the command without the "^" Then I tried mounting it. Couldn't find the partition in /etc/fstab I rebooted. Still FC4 couldn't find it. I booted in knoppix, and found the partition empty. The data I lost wasnt minor; I can survive without it. How would I go about rebuilding the partition, with new data?