I just tried the ISO from a USB and I was not aware that this installation will not let you choose where do you want to install the OS. It goes ahead and uses the whole HDD. No matter that you have already installed a Linux system and you want to keep the /home/username directory intact…
Please warn anybody about this, I’ve got really surprised and I’ve got now lots todo to recover all that data.
an M.2 SSD, on which i wanted to install pure OS and
a SATA HDD, on which i have backed up my files.
The installer arbitrary chose to install on the HDD. I noticed this was happening when “copying files” was going slow and i could hear HDD sounds.
I stopped the installer immediately, removed the HDD, done the installation again with only the SSD present, added the HDD again.
Now i see 2 partitions
255MB with a few files
a 500GB, when i put the password, it says “Unable to mount 500 GB Encrypted, Operation was cancelled”
Did PureOS destroy my backup? or can i recover it somehow?
i followed your suggestion, and booted with an external flash drive.
Unfortunately, it looks like my HDD’s backup was completely erased before the installer started “copying files”.
My previous backup is 3 weeks old. I lost several days of work which i have to re-do, and some of it is completely lost.
I suggest the PureOS 2.0 is unavailable for download until this critical bug is fixed, before it destroys more people’s data.
Or at least, a big warning before the download button, that we should “make a backup on an EXTERNAL drive and leave present only the drive which will be ENTIRELY formated”.
Patata, I’m terribly sorry this has happened. We’ll soon have PureOS 2.1 release with a fix for this bug. May I note that installer probably quick-formated your partition, meaning you probably can restore it using some of the tools I suggested you on irc.