[SOLVED] O.S. Crashed as a result of messing up with / permissions
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O.S. Crashed as a result of messing up with / permissions
I am stuck in a serious situation. I use sabayon 8 distribution and i changed the permissions of / like this
chmod 044 /
, Suddenly bash started rejecting every command, all the windows closed, i was luckily able to restart. I can start sabayon in recovery mode where a terminal is appearing. Any chances of recovery through that command line? Kindly help. Thanks...
Well i have 3 choices in my grub2. The first is sabayon 8, the second sabayon8 recovery mode and the third is win7. In recovery mode i just get a shell prompt. No interface. After i execute chmod 755 /, and the output of ls -l / is rwxr-xr-x, which is fine. After i reboot and start my sabayon, All i get is a blank black screen and it gets stuck there.
Well i have 3 choices in my grub2. The first is sabayon 8, the second sabayon8 recovery mode and the third is win7. In recovery mode i just get a shell prompt.
After i execute chmod 755 /, and the output of ls -l / is rwxr-xr-x, which is fine.
Yes but what about before running "chmod 755 /" Can you confirm that it is really 044? If it is not then you are probably trying to chmod the wrong parition. Ie "/" in "recovery mode" is not your normal "/". In this case you need to mount your normal "/" somewhere and run chmod on it (this is what acid_kewpie is talking about).