[CentOS] How does Linux Repair actually work

Wed Mar 23 23:05:12 UTC 2011
Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel at gmail.com>

On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 6:34 PM, Todd Cary <todd at aristesoftware.com> wrote:
> Thanks to the help of folks on this forum, I now have my Centos 4 box up and
> working, however I do have a question on how the repair actually worked.
> After starting the Linux Repair, the process "found my installed Linux".
> Some of you will remember that I had accidentally erased the /boot and
> /boot/grub directories, but I had most of the files saved (not the symbolic
> links) and put them back into the directories *and* I did run a rpm
> reinstall.
> When Linux Repair "found the installed Linux", did it create a new /boot and
> /boot/grub *or* did it just use what I had put there?
> [I am now downloading Centos 5.5 which I'll install on a new drive and then
> face the challenges of moving my backup data to the new OS]
> Todd

If you're referring to the "linux rescue" and using "chroot
/mnt/sysimage", it just used what it found there.