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Old 03-17-2005, 08:35 PM   #1
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Unhappy my /boot directory is empty

Hi Folks,

I am using Redhat 9 on my machine. Somebody hacked into my machine & changed the root password.

When i actually rebooted the machine It said
" bootloader 1.5<enter> Please wait<enter> Error 15: File not found"

When i booted into the machine using a rescue disk, i discovered that /boot directory is empty. The data present on the machine is very important & is unharmed until now!!!

Can somebody tell me how i can recover the system from this point w/o loosing data??????

Actually i disabled ssh as root. I wonder how it is being done.

Old 03-17-2005, 08:38 PM   #2
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Were you using a partitioning scheme that allowed your files to be on a separate partition? If so, I'd say reload the OS and away you go. If not, Then I'm sorry, but I'm not much of a help.

Old 03-17-2005, 09:04 PM   #3
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Sure, just reinstall from your distro CD's
"use existing partitions" when it asks you about partitions
Old 03-17-2005, 10:00 PM   #4
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Thanks for your info. I will look into it.


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