Lost+Found?

Dan Osterrath do3 at mail.inf.tu-dresden.de
Wed Nov 27 15:26:48 PST 2002


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> After creating an ext3 filesystem, I got a folder called Lost+Found in
> it... what is it for? it seems to be empty but the folder size seems to
> be biger than other folders, and it's root-only accesible... can I
> safely delete it?

This is a special folder on every (ext2/ext3) filesystem. There all data will 
be stored that can not be safely restored by chkfs. You should not delete 
this and it should not be in your way.

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%> ln -s /dev/null /dev/brain
%> ln -s /dev/urandom /dev/world
%> dd if=/dev/world of=/dev/brain
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