This week I tried to load Linux on a thumb drive, so I could play around in a different environment. For whatever reason, I thought it would be simple to just launch Linux and use the same hard drives I use for Windows. Unfortunately, one of my drives was actually three drives, and Linux didn't understand how to open it. I made the mistake of Googling some solutions, naively ran a couple commands, and ultimately corrupted the drives.
After fighting with the drives for a couple hours, I gave up, formatted them, and restored them using one of my backups. On the bright side, my backups work! hahaha
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