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Old 08-30-2010, 12:25 AM   #1
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Question How to repair the RHEL 5.5 x64 installation using the DVD install Media ?

Hi All,

How to initiate a file installation repair of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5 x64 from the DVD rom drive ?

my problem is that i can only do it from single mode login since the run level 5 is always prompting me for login name loop.

Old 08-30-2010, 01:27 AM   #2
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1. Boot from the cd/dvd media
2. type 'linux rescue' and [enter] at the boot: prompt
3. don't bother with networking config
3. allow the search for existing linux installs
4. when you have a bash prompt type 'chroot /mnt/sysimage'
# Assuming your problem is a forgotten password
5. type 'passwd'
6. enter new root password twice
7. exit
8. reboot

Sorry, just re-read your Q, which files have you 'broken' ? You'll need to determine which package they belong to then force a reinstall. This can be done by copying the rpm's to /mnt/sysimage/var before step 4 or using '--root /mnt/sysimage' if you install from outside the chroot environment.


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Old 08-30-2010, 04:05 AM   #3
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what kbp posted IS DISPLAYED once you start from the dvd
just fallow the onscreen instructions
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Old 09-06-2010, 08:00 AM   #4
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thanks man you are right :-)


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