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Re: / & /boot lost, re-install?

On Thu, Jan 08, 2004 at 04:06:39PM -0800, David Robinson wrote:
> Ok, I was keeping / , /boot, and swap on a small HD and running rest of 
> file system on larger drive w/ Promise controller(My old MB wouldn't 
> support such a large drive).  Just lost the small HD (it was old).  But 
> kind of planned ahead and left a 2gig open space at the front of the second 
> drive.  Can I just re-install Woody, formatting the 2gig section with the 
> needed directories and mounting the old file system.  Or will I lose all my 

That should work. The biggest problem is going to be /etc.
What I would also do is reinstall all installed packages (apt-get
install --reinstall), to make sure everything is there.


> old files?  Thanks a lot,
> Dave

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Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are,
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