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Old 01-21-2011, 01:06 AM   #1
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Unhappy Moved system files and system crashed

Hi to all,

I cut paste sys folder, tmp folder, and many more folder to a backup storage place , after that folder icon and other icon converted into txt icon , i can make any folder but can't access, can't open storage, thrash disappear, terminal icon disappear, and also the application and places and system icons, after that someone suggested restarting may help but i can't restart it , so i unplugged the power wire and replugged it and restarted the system but it can't open , all things comes fail, and show INIT: "x" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes.
after each 5 mins this msg is repeating
Old 01-21-2011, 03:44 AM   #2
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Can u try from single user mode. using recoverymode.
Old 01-21-2011, 03:55 AM   #3
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I would boot with a live cd and copy them right back where they belong. Cut and paste does not work for a backup - copy and paste might, but its not idea for a backup. Permissions are sure to get messed up. Search using your favorite search engine for backup options. I hope it didn't cost you a serious data loss. Good luck, I really hope it works out.
Old 01-21-2011, 03:57 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by soofi View Post
I cut paste sys folder, tmp folder, and many more folder to a backup storage place
Next time *copy* and paste.

You'll probably have to mount the drive on a working system to copy the system files back to where the system needs them. You can do this without a screwdriver using a live Linux CD. Ubuntu has one, and there are others.
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Old 02-03-2011, 12:42 AM   #5
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i tried boodting from cd, disk, other server, but no help .... so system formatted .... but do take backups every day so my data is saved ....
thx to all ...


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