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Old 05-11-2009, 11:56 AM   #1
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Unhappy Squashxx folder deleted now computer will not Boot


I need some help for my Son. He's currently a Marine stationed in Afghanistan and for some unknown reason decided to delete a folder named squash something, he cannot remember the complete name (and yes I've already told him he's an idiot ). This is the only way we have to really keep in touch with him so it's pretty important. I'm not at all familiar with Linux. If someone out there can assist us I'd be very grateful.
The computer this is running on is a Dell Mini.

Thanks in advance

Bob K
 
Old 05-11-2009, 12:37 PM   #2
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Since there is not enough info here, I am making some guesses. Your son was probably using an squashfs based system. squashfs is a compressed file system used when there is a disk space crunch. Now there are two chances

1. squashfs folder(?) contained the root(?) file system
2. It was the mount point

In the first case, you are almost lost. In the second case, you can just try creating the folder again using the mkdir command. One solution that might always work is to copy this folder/file from another similar computer to the location from where he deleted it. (You can download a bootable USB image and use that for rescue)

Did a bit of search and found this http://isohunt.com/torrent_details/5...tu?tab=summary. This might be useful to you.
 
Old 05-11-2009, 01:05 PM   #3
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Thank you for your quick reply. I'll forward that to him and see if he can make any headway.

He and I both appreciate your response.

Bob
 
Old 05-11-2009, 02:19 PM   #4
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One more question

Sarin

You refer to downloading a bootable usb image. Would you be able to point me to a possible location to download this image?

Thanks
Bob
 
Old 05-11-2009, 08:28 PM   #5
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You can find a working image at http://ubuntu-rescue-remix.org/node/44
Or, create one as shown here http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/linux...-the-easy-way/
 
  


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