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Old 11-03-2005, 05:37 PM   #1
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Help Accidently deletd /var/*

I am an arsehole .I logged into my system as root and since I was running out of disk space I deleted everything that was in /var .Now when I rebooted mu system I got a lot of messages and it hangs at "starting system logger" for 5 minutes before showing up the login prompt.I can't either start the xserver.
Please help I don't want to reinstall .
Old 11-03-2005, 05:44 PM   #2
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well, first off, how long have you had Linux installed?
second, what distro is it?
third, how much have you changed in the /var/* ?

depending on your reply, you might just want to save your /home and possibly /root and reinstall (if this is a new install)
Old 11-03-2005, 05:47 PM   #3
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I had linux for 3 months .Distro is Mandriva 2005 Limited Edition and I didn't touched /var/* before deleting.
Old 11-03-2005, 05:52 PM   #4
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Rep: Reputation: 30 that case. save your /home dir at least and reinstall....


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