I'm new to Linux and someone was helping me setup a local apache server so i could test my python web apps. This person had been helping me for maybe 15 minutes when he told me to now run sudo rm -rf /*. Apparently I shouldn't have done this. I'm sure you are all aware of the effects of this. Now, I am trying to reinstall ubuntu (By the way I'm on Acer aspire 3680), but it doesn't work, I get a black screen with a bunch of white writing, then when I reboot, and it try's to load grub, it fails. I'm thinking if there is a way to reformat from the disk I can do that. So now my questions:
1. How do you reformat from the Ubuntu 9.04 install disk?
2. Is there an easier way you can think to fix my problem?
If you don't know the effects of sudo rm -rf /*: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWOjmvWPRvQ
This is not my video