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Old 02-19-2008, 09:43 AM   #1
KillerBeeBop
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Booting to rescue mode, but no /mnt/sysimage


Hi.

For recovery testing purposes issued "rm -fr /" on my Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 5 server, and tried to boot into rescue mode to see
if I could recover from this sort of failure. I'm running NetWorker
backup software to preform recovery of files.


But when booting into recovery mode, however, there is no "/mnt/
sysimage" folder, as described in Red Hat's documentation. But there
is an "/mnt/runtime" folder that seems to contain the remaining files
on the hard drive.


How come there is no "/mnt/sysimage", and what is "/mnt/runtime"? How
can I access the files in a write-enabled mode so that I can perform
full recovery?
 
Old 02-20-2008, 02:31 AM   #2
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But when booting into recovery mode, however, there is no "/mnt/
sysimage" folder, as described in Red Hat's documentation. But there
is an "/mnt/runtime" folder that seems to contain the remaining files
on the hard drive.
Re-read the documentation. /mnt/sysimage does not exist until you do something. It's either a button to click on, or a commmand to issue.
 
Old 02-20-2008, 09:31 AM   #3
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Re-read the documentation. /mnt/sysimage does not exist until you do something. It's either a button to click on, or a commmand to issue.
When booting into recovery mode I selected the option to mount the file system. So that should count for a button click.

After invistigating a bit further I'm too convinced that the /mnt/runtime contains the mounted hard drive file system. Command "mount" tells med that "/tmp/loop0" is mounted on "/mnt/runtime". Any ideas what this means?
 
  


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