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Old 11-03-2003, 01:11 PM   #1
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Exclamation accidental deletion of /bin/

I accidentally deleted /bin directory on a linux machine. There are a number of machines on the network, but of course this one no longer boots up. Is there any way to get it working again without losing all the information? How about just having it work again?

Old 11-03-2003, 01:13 PM   #2
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Well hopefully you have backups but you'll have to use a boot disk and or the cdrom and boot into rescue to get yourself booted and hopefully save some info.
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If you have another machine on the network with an identical /bin directory it might be possible to boot the system with something like Knoppix and then mount the local disk, and copy the /bin dir onto the local disk from one of the other machines.

Other than that, you might be stuck just saving what you can and doing a reinstall.

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What distribution?


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