This afternoon, being as I was running out of disk space on my /home partition, I create a new ext2 partition on the drive . . . Copy a bunch of stuff over to it, go about my business. Used files on the new partition with no problem.
So now, I check up on it, and the stuff I put on it isn't there any more. The disk is blank. Apparently.
Nothing irreplacable. Not a huge deal. Annoying as hell, and most of all, confusing.
What might've happened here? Any reliable ways of telling when a partition will spontaneously clear itself? Are there any logs which might contain clues?