Help really needed: Formatted / partition by accident.
I was having trouble with my monowall router running off a compact
flash. I decide to reinstall the monowall boot image onto the CF card.
In the process I must have mistyped and accidentally wrote the image to
my boot partition i.e. /dev/sda1. The machine now boots into monowall
instead of Grub.
Using Google, I can only find articles or HOWTO's on recovering a
corrupt or overwritten master boot record. When I did the initial
installation with the latest the net install cd I chose the default
desktop partition scheme, which I believe (if I am not mistaken) was /,
/usr, and a home partitions. / would have my kernels, root directory and
So my question is, how do I proceed? I can use a rescue CD to boot into
the system and mount /, but how would I reinstall what would normally be
in /? Do I do a reinstall and skip formatting / home?
Any help at all would be appreciated!