Uninstalled too many packages, but don't know what to put back
OK, this is probably a very strange request. I discovered that my Linux HD was almost completely full, so I decided to go through my system and remove what I don't need. As I use Mandriva 2006 Free, my first port of call was the remove packages part of MCC.
I removed quite a lot of packages and all seemed well... until I tried to reboot my machine. I then noticed that none of the following were working:
1. Mounting my vfat and ntfs partitions.
2. Detecting the filesystem of a CDROM and mounting it.
3. Network (iwconfig is gone).
5. ACPI, or something related to it, as my battery monitor is not working.
6. Judging from the boottime messages, ALSA.
I know why these things are missing (I was daft enough to uninstall them!), but I can't remember what I uninstalled, and I was daft enough not to keep a log (unless it creates one automatically). So, can anyone suggest which packages I might have accidentally uninstalled, so that I can install them again?
I think I may have a Knoppix CD lying around somewhere, so I can still get data in and out of my computer. I will post the output of rpm -qa later, when I can find the Knoppix disk.
Apologies for the strange question; let me know if there's any more useful info I can provide as I'm sure to have missed something out. :-)
Oh, and is this the right part of the forum?
Thanks very much,
- QS Computing.