Originally Posted by btmiller
It looks like your root partition got pretty much hosed so you have limited options of which reinstalling Linux is the easiest one. But a couple notes:
(1) RH7.2 is ancient history. You really should use an up to date distro because of bug fixes and the like. If you must use RH7 at least apply all of the RH and Fedora Legacy patches.
(2) The real question is why the problem happened in the first place. Did your system shut down uncleanly? Is it possible your hard drive is on the way out?
It looks like I might have to use RH7.2 for quite a while before I upgrade it. I will try to apply patches.
I did recall an unclean shutdown before this accident.
If reinstalling Linux is my only option, my concern would be how I can reinstall Linux while preserving existing data, which are all in the folder of lost+found?