So this way we can see that in a file system, maximum number of Inodes and hence maximum number of files are set.
To show this process, we created four files on the desktop of a Windows XP machine, and then deleted them.
BeowulfNode42 This command is great, but it needs the shared root folder of the same files at least.
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This is why we have soft links which can span multiple filesystems and act like shortcuts as apposed to inode pointers!
Srinivas, my understanding with regards to not being able to hard link to directories is not because it is impossible to implement, infact it is possible and was allowed in some distributions in the past but I believe because of potential security implications the kernel no longer allows them.
Some differences exist among the various versions of rmdir, so it is always wise to read the documentation for the particular system.
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They recover much more because they ignore the file system and recover based on file headers and footers.
Srinivas, for the reasons mentioned in my previous comment you cannot create a hard link across multiple filesystems.
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The reason being a hard link points to a specific inode and different filesystems have different inode tables therefore if it was possible it would point to the wrong file.
You can run the utility to recover data from Red Hat, Mandrake, Turbo, SuSe, Debian, Ubuntu, and SCO and perform the recovery from various drives including DE, SCSI, EIDE, SATA, PAN, ZIP, USB and Firewire.
This would help all those kids that believe deleting System32 fixes viruses since they need to somehow restore those files for Windows to run.
It appears that your hard drive has had a physical failure, and that it has affected a block containing the ext3 journal. You will need a second blank hard drive, at .linux recover deleted files ext3.