Re: LOST /dev/zero file. HELP!!!
Quoting firstname.lastname@example.org (email@example.com):
> We have accidentally lost our entire /dev directory. Many commands now
> return the following type of message:
> dynamic linker: ls: Cannot open /dev/zero for file /lib/libprot.so.1
> Can we somehow restore this directory and all the device listings
> including the apparently crucial /dev/zero WITHOUT a complete
> re-install? We don't want to reboot beacause we're pretty sure the
> system won't come back up. PLEASE help if you any ideas!!!
/dev/MAKEDEV -c generic
/dev/MAKEDEV -c update
If you also lost /dev/MAKEDEV, send another email that gives your
debian_version so someone can help you get another copy. _DO NOT_ reboot
unless you have a rescue floppy, your system _will not_ boot properly.
If you do have a rescue floppy, you can use it to rebuild your /dev
tree. I'll wait on the answer to /dev/MAKEDEV before running through
instructions for the rescue floppy.
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