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I had a similar experience with dd. I was writing a Fedora iso to a USB drive. I did all the checks to make sure I was writing the iso to the correct drive.
All it took was the difference between 'a' and 'b'. About 5 seconds later I realized I was overwriting my computers HDD with the iso. I panicked and restarted the computer. Of course I had a half written Fedora image on there so it was useless either way.
I put a new operating system image on the hard drive and restored from an online backup. No problems.
It doesn't end however. Everytime I look at my computers hard drive I can see a small half written Fedora partition. It remains despite my efforts to remove it. A reminder of my mistake...
antic17153yI've been there. Not in a case that wasn't recoverable, though. I've never felt sheer terror like that before. I think a cancer diagnosis would've been less jarring.
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