[CentOS] How does Linux Repair actually work

Todd Cary todd at aristesoftware.com
Thu Mar 24 14:29:19 UTC 2011

I was hesitant to congratulate myself on restoring /boot and 
/boot/grub *if* linux-rescue had done it.  So, with the help of 
this forum I did get things back in order other than updating the 
MBR, and that was done by linux-rescue.

Onward...and again, thank you.


P.S. I would download SL6 if it was not for the fact that I live 
out here with cows as my pets, so downloading is an all day 
affair...I have the 7 disks in hand.

On 3/24/2011 6:49 AM, Brunner, Brian T. wrote:
> centos-bounces at centos.org 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.
> The boot partition was still there, and its files in its trash
> directory, or the entire boot directory was in the '/' trash along with
> all the contents thereof.  Putting the files (or dir and files) back was
> what you did by hand.
>> 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 understood that you understood that you were de-trashing your old boot
> directory contents, yes?
>> [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
> Grab SL6 (two DVDs) and make 1 install instead of 1 install and 1 or 2
> upgrades.
> Insert spiffy .sig here:
> Life is complex: it has both real and imaginary parts.
> //me
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