On Wed, 17 Dec 2003, Josh Paetzel wrote: > On Wed, Dec 17, 2003 at 10:36:33AM -0800, Peter Leftwich wrote: > > Hello fellow BSD'ers! Happy holidays. > > I had 4.7-RELEASE on my box and then I accidentally deleted a file > > as root (I think it was /usr/lib/ld-elf.so.1 or .8) and now the > > system is not bootable anymore (I believe this affected many > > binaries such as /sbin/init and my tcsh shell)! > > > > Could someone please advise me about booting into this CD-R I have > > of 4.7-RELEASE and reinstalling (similar to upgrading, for which > > there is sparse information at www.freebsd.org)?? > > > > Do I just select "Label" from /stand/sysinstall (as fdisk > > information looks fine) and label the root mountpoint "/" then > > select bin, compat, libraries etc or will this possibly OVERWRITE a > > directory I currently have (mounted) such as /root/mydocuments/ ?? > > > > Thanks to anyone who can clarify this procedure. > > PS: Please reply CC: to my email address as well as the list.
> This is where a copy of the Live CD would really come in handy...you could > boot off that, mount your hard drive, and copy over the missing file and be > back in business. I looked about the net for a copy of it for you and was > unable to find 4.7, although it's a slim chance that 4.8 might work for you, > the worst thing that can happen is that it doesn't work. Awesome plan! I didn't even think of that trick. Actually, I thought if I could find my boot floppies, I could use that extra "Holographic Shell" diskette and "fix-it shell" to put a couple files back in place... anyone who has used these mysterious strangers *grin* knows what I am talking about when I say there would be some dread involved with that!! > Here's the link if you want to give it a go: > ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/releases/i386/ISO-IMAGES/4.8/4.8-RELEASE-i386-disc2.iso > Josh Paetzel Awesome again! Thank you for saving me the search for the ISO images. I'm going to download 5.1 or 5.2 and just upgrade while I am at it. Also, I'll break down and just f&[EMAIL PROTECTED]@$'ing install the 19Mb's of ports. :) And there was much rejoicing. Thank you for your help, Josh. -- Peter Leftwich President & Founder, Video2Video Services Box 13692, La Jolla, CA, 92039 USA http://Www.Video2Video.Com _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"