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What you did is premanent. Nothing to my knowledge can be done after that command. If you have a recovery program for Linux, you might be able to recover some of it if it has been written over again. That's about all I know, though.
Let me know what happens and if you get a resolution, I like to learn anywhere I can.
p.s. I'm only laughing because I've done dumb shit too. You're not alone. No hard feelings.
Last edited by Robert Diggs; 12-18-2006 at 02:47 PM.
If you are using a distribution that has udev hot plug scripts not to worry. The /dev directory entries are created on boot. The cciss directory is the directory that points to your disk drives and should be created when you boot. You can also look in the lost+found directory and see if they are there.
I assume you have a backup of this machine. So at this point, try to backup the live data (i.e. data that has changed since your last backup), such as the web pages, database contents, or whatever you use.
Shortly after that, you'll have to reboot. Then, either,
- you're missing a few static files only (like /boot, /dev, ...) -> boot to a live CD and restore them from your backup
- nothing works anymore -> restore your backup (or a backup of a similar machine) and then restore your live data you've just backed up.
Pay attention to the downtime, if that's important. Do you have a running backup machine?
If you don't have a suitable backup, you'll have to reinstall from scratch, reconfigure and then restore your live data.