I am a newb to Linux/Slackware and to prove so I deleted two rather important folders.
In a complete newb fashion I dove head first into "the unknown".
While I was 'playing' around with installing programs I inadvertanly decided that since a program was not going in properly I would delete it.
Now I was NOT logged in as root, however I was using root terminal (same thing I guess huh
). Anyway logged in as thanotos, and under 'my desktop' I was in a folder I created called downloads.
Inside 'downloads' there were two folders created when I un-tar'd the program: /usr and /opt.
I tried to delete those, or thought that I did, resulting some how in NOT touching the ones in the 'download' folder but the folders of equal name under ROOT.
So, now I cannot load any XWindow aps, BASH apps or any other programs associated within /usr and /opt folders.
My question now is: Is it possible to copy the /usr and /opt folder from the Slackware 10.2 into ROOT (and how)? Or would it be easier to just reinstall?
I am dual booting Slackware 10.2, Linux 2.4.31 Kernel with Windows XP on a seperate HDD.
Appreciating any suggestions or comments that come across and am not afraid to learn, unfortunately sometimes I learn too slow.