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Old 07-01-2014, 01:31 AM   #1
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Cannot login after removing package from RHEL 5...


Ok,
I am new to RHEL 5 - and was using Sun Solaris Unix v5. Now, I am on a new playing field. haha!
So, I got a bunch of flags after installing TZ_DATA update package...
ok tzdata-2014e-11.el5. So, like a good scout, I thought - just install the package - haha. Wrong move.
After uninstalling, I kept getting a message, unable to find /dev/root.
I noticed the screen was starting to lock up as well. REBOOT !
haha - now I get - Kernel panic, could not find init((null)) bad address.
I put the rescue disk in, wow - the /sbin/init is totally gone. Also, /bin/sh is gone too. Alot of link files are missing.
I tried changing the grub's menu.lst
root (hd0,0)
Kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.18-371.8.1.el5 ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet audit=1 selunix=0|enforcing=0 to the uuid, root=uuid=uZXvGN-fQXO-bcHh-xMqt-POk1-gI1f-mc3F1q rhgb quiet ...

rebooted, now getting - kernel paniced, cannot find /dev/root, unable to find /proc, unable to find /sys, unable to find /usr.

Any suggestions?
 
Old 07-01-2014, 01:55 AM   #2
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Maybe pouring petrol on it then flicking a lit match will help?

Seriously though - STOP DIGGING!

Your LVM seems non-functional - maybe hardware failure or something you changed while "fixing" it.
 
Old 07-01-2014, 02:07 AM   #3
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Well, I was able to get into LVM and both volumes were found and are available. Both were found during the boot up process.

---------- Post added 07-01-14 at 02:08 AM ----------

How do I recreate the /sbin/init file?
 
Old 07-01-2014, 02:29 AM   #4
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Restore it from your backup?
 
Old 07-01-2014, 03:32 AM   #5
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the /sbin folder wasnt backed up.
 
Old 07-01-2014, 03:37 AM   #6
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Honestly, do you think I would of posted to this if I had a good back up? That would be a no brainer!
 
  


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