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Old 10-28-2014, 05:05 PM   #1
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reinstalling Centos

I would like to reinstall my Centos 6.5, 64 bit system. The system is just too complicated to fix.

However, there are certain files systems thta I would like to not touch or modify during reinstall.

Is this possible?

Would a manual reinstall suffice. How does one do a manual reinstall.

Any help appreciated.

Thanks in advance.


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Which file systems in particular are you referring to? Are they file systems for default directories like /usr, /opt, etc, or your own file systems?


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Sys files - some missing

I mainly want to repair some system directories. The boot directory on my system is empty. That is one reason it will not boot.


Old 10-29-2014, 02:16 PM   #5
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Sorry, my question wasn't clear. I meant which directories do you NOT want to touch - system directories or your own?
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You can select Repair option instead of a fresh re-install. That will fix most of the issues without losing the data.

If you decided to re-install, remove the hard disk from host (without destroying) and then attach it to some other host. Scan the disk and mount the hard disk on the new host. backup the data you need. Remove the hard disk (without destroying) from the new host and attach it back to the host which is having issue. Boot it back up and fresh re-install.


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