trying to recover linux rather than full reinstall... help needed! - Redhat

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  1. trying to recover linux rather than full reinstall... help needed!

    I'm using Fedora core 2 with kernel 2.6.8-1.521. I did a very stupid
    thing and forced uninstalled glibc-2.3.3-27.i386.rpm. Linux became
    unuseable and won't reboot now (kernel panic).

    I booted from CD 1 with 'linux rescue' figuring that as a reinstall of
    glibc-2.3.3-27.i386.rpm would correct my problem.

    While in rescue mode if I do 'chroot /mnt/sysimage' (as instructed) I
    get the message 'cannot execute /bin/sh: no such file or image'. However
    /bin/sh is present and works fine from both / and /mnt/sysimage.

  2. Re: trying to recover linux rather than full reinstall... help needed!

    On Sat, 09 Oct 2004 06:59:48 +0000, Grant Holman wrote:

    > I'm using Fedora core 2 with kernel 2.6.8-1.521. I did a very stupid
    > thing and forced uninstalled glibc-2.3.3-27.i386.rpm. Linux became
    > unuseable and won't reboot now (kernel panic).
    >
    > I booted from CD 1 with 'linux rescue' figuring that as a reinstall of
    > glibc-2.3.3-27.i386.rpm would correct my problem.
    >
    > While in rescue mode if I do 'chroot /mnt/sysimage' (as instructed) I
    > get the message 'cannot execute /bin/sh: no such file or image'. However
    > /bin/sh is present and works fine from both / and /mnt/sysimage.


    Don't use chroot, just install the rpm.

    $ /bin/rpm -ihv glibc-2.3.3-27.i386.rpm

    or if needed;

    $ /usr/lib/rpm/rpmi -ihv glibc-2.3.3-27.i386.rpm


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