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Re: [SLUG] Have I destroyed my system?
- To: Grant Parnell <gripz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Have I destroyed my system?
- From: luke.kendall@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Wed Feb 13 11:13:02 2002
- Cc: slug <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>, Tom Massey <tom_massey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On 12 Feb, Grant Parnell wrote:
> You might have some short term luck with upgrading to RH7.2 but basically
> you've screwed it up. It's possibly recoverable but the effort to do so is
> going to be more than starting afresh.
Yep. I spent 3 hours trying to repair it, and failing, yet it took only
30 mins to install RH 7.2 - plus about 4 hours last night reinstating
95% of the local mods.
Some surprising omissions from the RH install: no Window Maker; no rxvt.
> I'd start backing up the data you need to somewhere. If you have /home on
> it's own partition, put all your stuff in there and do a fresh install
> with manual partitioning. You can then select which partitions to format
> and simply skip the /home partition.
Yep, that's what I did. I'm *so* glad /usr/local was on a separate
partition, too. I'd recommend that to everyone.
> I'd suggest writing down what's in /etc/fstab (or output of "mount") ,
> backing up all of /etc and stuff you want in /home.
I took a copy of all /etc (since I hadn't cvs committed the current
status before the destruction, since I'm still tweaking my cvs-etc
Basically, though, it was pretty painless.
Tonight: tweak terminfo/termcap, and recompile a more modern kernel,
chucking in CD-RW support. I think I'll be fully back in action, then.