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Old 02-22-2009, 09:01 AM   #1
jastazv
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Accidentally rc0.d directory removed!!!


Hi everybody.

I was trying to remove the networking service at run level 0.
I wrote:
Code:
/etc/rc0.d/$ sudo rm * networking
Accidentally I put the space between the * and the networking word.

It is possible to recover the deleted files?

It is some backup available to load from the system?

Does anybody know a generic rc0.d directory then I could use update-rc.d for linking again the services to rc0.d directory?

Any help will be really appreciated...
 
Old 02-22-2009, 10:36 AM   #2
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Unless you've specifically made adjustments to your system, there's no convenient way to recover deleted files. The upside of Linux/UNIX is, it gives you complete control over your system. The downside is, it assumes you know what you're doing and will avoid mistakes.

(Don't feel bad; we've all suffered through losing files or other lost time through typos and other mistakes.)

Your installation media might be a good place to start, although it's likely compressed into a huge tarball. Get ready to do some digging.

There are probably utilities which will let you dig into the data still on your drive. I believe that it's fairly universal that files aren't actually removed, just the pointer.

What distro are you using?
 
Old 02-22-2009, 11:27 AM   #3
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remove?

jastazv:

you don't remove 'networking' service to go down rlevl.0 -- at run level 0 all (not only networking) are given sigterm signals and are given time to wind up their business toward shutdown. Much more you don't need to issue a root 'rm *' thats not necessary. The best and smartest way to reach your goal is to salute: Ctl+Alt+Del.

Upon reboot your system is restored.

Go in peace. You have committed no mortal sin against your system.
 
Old 02-22-2009, 10:26 PM   #4
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jastazv:
Upon reboot your system is restored.
malekmustaq, you're right about the runlevel 0 stuff, but unless I'm reading this wrong, jastazv has already deleted the files by mistake. This won't be restored for him when he reboots; he'll have to replace them or reinstall.

jastazv, what version/distro are you running? Someone might be able to just .tgz their own directory and put it somewhere for you, which would give you a good start.
 
Old 02-23-2009, 01:37 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by jastazv View Post
Hi everybody.

I was trying to remove the networking service at run level 0.
I wrote:
Code:
/etc/rc0.d/$ sudo rm * networking
Accidentally I put the space between the * and the networking word.

It is possible to recover the deleted files?

It is some backup available to load from the system?

Does anybody know a generic rc0.d directory then I could use update-rc.d for linking again the services to rc0.d directory?

Any help will be really appreciated...
Usually rc?.d directories contains no actual files but links to the files in /etc/init.d or /etc/rc.d/init.d
So you can just symlink again whatever you ant stopped on runlevel 0.

Even more simple - rc6.d and rc0.d is (nearly) identical, so you can copy links from rc6 to rc0
 
Old 02-25-2009, 02:41 PM   #6
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Thank you very much to everybody that have replied this thread. I copied the lynks of rc6.d directory but it did'nt work; that only caused that either only halts or reboots.

Excuse me that I didnīt mentioned my distro. My box is running Debian GNU/Linux 5.0, Lenny.

I looked for rc0.d directory schemes in fedora and ubuntu. I made the aproppiated lynks but I didnīt work.

Finally, I saw that I was spending more time trying to solve the problem that way than reintalling the root partition, so I reinstalled.

This is a experience that taught me that I should have a backup of that important files. So, the first thing that I made was copying the /boot, /etc/init.d, /etc/rc* to my home.

Well, that's the story. Again, I really appreciate your posts. Good look GNU/Linux people.
 
Old 02-25-2009, 02:43 PM   #7
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Thank you very much to everybody that have replied this thread. I copied the links of rc6.d directory but it did'nt work; that only caused that either only halts or reboots.

Excuse me that I didnīt mentioned my distro. My box is running Debian GNU/Linux 5.0, Lenny.

I looked for rc0.d directory schemes in fedora and ubuntu. I made the aproppiated lynks but I didnīt work.

Finally, I saw that I was spending more time trying to solve the problem that way than reintalling the root partition, so I reinstalled.

This is a experience that taught me that I should have a backup of that important files. So, the first thing that I made was copying the /boot, /etc/init.d, /etc/rc* to my home.

Well, that's the story. Again, I really appreciate your posts. Good look GNU/Linux people.
 
Old 02-25-2009, 02:44 PM   #8
jastazv
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Thank you very much to everybody that have replied this thread. I copied the links of rc6.d directory but it did'nt work; that only caused that either only halts or reboots.

Excuse me that I didnīt mentioned my distro. My box is running Debian GNU/Linux 5.0, Lenny.

I looked for rc0.d directory schemes in fedora and ubuntu. I made the aproppiated links but I didnīt work.

Finally, I saw that I was spending more time trying to solve the problem that way than reintalling the root partition, so I reinstalled.

This is a experience that taught me that I should have a backup of that important files. So, the first thing that I made was copying the /boot, /etc/init.d, /etc/rc* to my home.

Well, that's the story. Again, I really appreciate your posts. Good look GNU/Linux people.
 
  


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