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Old 08-19-2008, 06:52 PM   #1
rkm11
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Simulate a reboot


I have a cPanel VPS, I was working on editing some cPanel files and such as a development machine.

At any rate (and don't ask why) I deleted /usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages

It took a while to get yum working again (I had to wget all the rpms for python, sqlite, yum, and a few others and rpm -U --replacepkgs to get things working again.

I believe Python wouldn't prevent the machine from booting, but is there a program or command to simulate a reboot? To detect errors in the boot-up process that would prevent the machine from coming back up? Or maybe just a basic checklist of things to run through..

Thanks,
Ryan
 
Old 08-21-2008, 05:42 AM   #2
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since bootup will involve kernel running + starting up at /etc/rc.sysinit, it is also DANGEROUS to call rc.sysinit directly from a running system (you may end up with serious file system corruption).
 
  


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