I need a vacation.
Posted by tim in I hate technology. on August 19, 2005

root@boardbox:/boot# ls /tmp gconfd-root/ sess91ee7100595f1625e5299a517d27c738 http___wwwweathergovalertsincap sess99bc80182fd920a9ffd2d722fc69d2ac httpwwwnwsnoaagovalertsincap sessd24cdde29ebbba8fc4376324bfcad4b1 httpwwwweathergovalertscacap sessea12bcb3972ed9aab2bcd432cbb5fd82 httpwwwweathergovalertsincap tmp.0rfyXB httpwwwweathergovalertsincap tmp.Or1dPr/ kde-root/ wx2-tmp-07.31.05-05.34.44pm.sql keyring-CEA5cK/ wx2-tmp-07.31.05-06.05.25pm.sql ksocket-root/ wx2-tmp-07.31.05-06.12.21pm.sql mapping-root= wx2-tmp-07.31.05-06.12.35pm.sql mc-root/ wx2-tmp-07.31.05-06.12.54pm.sql mcop-root/ wx2-tmp-07.31.05-06.13.11pm.sql orbit-root/ wx2-tmp-07.31.05-06.16.04pm.sql sess0988d6fb6044cdd00cc8fea9514eeb58 wx2-tmp-08.18.05-10.06.00pm.sql sess0e906c45d10a130777302a4f06d00994 wx2-tmp-08.18.05-10.10.17pm.sql sess16af4a724dca306d8180886dfe5c3c88 wx2-tmp-08.18.05-10.35.10pm.sql sess5e2789facd132c3b9ab1067db64aa3df wx2-tmp-08.18.05-10.37.31pm.sql sess78127ecf53f20ae9ddddb9e5cf590997 wx2-tmp-08.18.05-10.37.56pm.sql sess7f5aceb547fe05aa60a108c3385969ed wx2-tmp-08.18.05-10.52.04pm.sql root@boardbox:/boot# rm -rf * root@boardbox:/boot# ls root@boardbox:/boot# cd .. root@boardbox:/# cd bo

By the time I got to the first "o" in "boot", I realized that I had just purged the contents /boot, rather than /tmp like I had thought.

I'll be reinstalling linux on that machine tomorrow.

 
Comments

oooooo..... ouch.

  • Posted by macguy (Guest) on August 19, 2005 at 08:54:44PM

i remember there being an undelete tool in linux... never used it, and not sure how well it works, but maybe give it a try?

  • Posted by Siplus (Guest) on August 21, 2005 at 11:52:11PM

lol, why reinstall linux or run an undelete tool over the /boot when you can also just install a new kernel, lilo script (don't know if you're a grub user or not?) and whatever else finds it's way into a man's /boot dir... As easy as eating cake?

  • Posted by Sean (Guest) on August 22, 2005 at 04:24:52PM

Last time I tried those tools they didn't work. Why? Because I don't use the ubiquitous ext filesystem. I use reiserfs.

  • Posted by tim (Guest) on August 22, 2005 at 07:04:30PM
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