[CentOS] Lost path to root directory!

William L. Maltby CentOS4Bill at triad.rr.com
Fri Sep 22 12:48:49 UTC 2006

On Fri, 2006-09-22 at 08:40 -0400, William L. Maltby wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-09-21 at 23:17 -0400, Ted Miller wrote:
> > William L. Maltby wrote:
> > > On Sun, 2006-09-17 at 22:22 -0400, Ted Miller wrote: 
> > >>William L. Maltby wrote:
> > >>>On Sun, 2006-09-17 at 09:27 -0400, Ted Miller wrote:
> > >>>
> > >>>><snip>

> This probably means you were not in the right directory level after you
> did "cd xxxx". Maybe too "high" or "low" in the tree. To see where you
> should have been, do the uncompress thing on one of the original CentOS
> installed archives and pipe output to cpio using -itc (add a v if more
> info is desired).

OOPS! Another possibility is the form of the find? I'm not sure it would
have an effect, but since I'm not *that* intimate with the booting
details (its screwed me a lot, but I've not been able to screw it ;-)..

"find ." is not the same as "find *" or find {x,y,z}

When the archive is extracted, relative path vs. absolute path
considerations may come into play.

When you do the extract with the "cpio -ict", if the patches begin with
"./", then "find ." is good. If they do not have a leading ".", that may
be the problem.

> <snip>


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