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Re: Any suggestions for reviving a hosed bash?

I ended up getting my system back by using bootx + redhat installer.  I
got a replacement bash and libreadline from base2_2.tgz.  For some
reason cp wouldn't work when booted from the installer image, so I had
to "cat file1 > file2" plus "chmod 775 file2" to do copies.

"Mr. Christopher F. Miller" wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 17, 2004 at 12:44:14PM -0800, Rob Clark wrote:
> I found the easiest way was to untar a new base2.tgz
> onto a zip, boot on that zip and then mount my hosed system at /mnt.
> Took a little futzing with fstab.  But I could fdisk, mke2fs, untar
> and edit on another machine.
> > Is there a recommended way to recover?  I have been poking around on my
> > root filesystem by passing init=... args to the kernel  (ie init=/bin/ls
> > -F /bin /sbin) and have come the the conclusion that bash is the only
> > shell on the root fs.  (There is /bin/csh which is a symlink to a
> > symlink to /usr/bin/tcsh, but /usr is a seperate fs.)  I don't think
> > there is any way to recover without having a shell... because the root
> > fs is still mounted read-only, it would take at least two commands to
> > replace bash, but you only get one by using init=... .
> >
> > I am running out of ideas to try... any suggestions?
> >
> >
> > -- Rob
> >
> >
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