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Thread: HELP..!! I broke my system.. *I think*

  1. #11
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    Re: HELP..!! I broke my system.. *I think*

    Thanks for your assistance. Really you cant imagine how grateful I am.

    isplicer : the file I downloaded was from http://www.uluga.ubuntuforums.org/sh...=582721&page=2 but I think the command actually messed the system up.

    shad0w_walker : The ln, mv, mount, mkdir, fdisk - nothing works..

    spec-chum : I will do that. I have to hunt for a boot disk (unfortunately it may not be ubuntu, but I think that wont be a problem) However, while I'm looking for the disk, I just would like to confirm something. I do have a folder /usr/lib/lib and I need a live cd to move the file (since sudo doesnt work either)

    However most of the error messages that I get say that a file/command cannot be found in either /bin or /usr/bin. So I'm sort of wondering how /usr/lib/lib/ caused an error in /bin or /usr/bin. Since the /usr/lib/lib folder doesnt contain any of these files/commands anyway.

    But I am looking for the cd.. Am a bit worried though because I got a whole lot of essential stuff on this pc. I just finally got my wife moved over and using the linux partition and I dont want to give her a reason to go back to windoze..

    I'm just asking in the hopes of better understanding the system and how it works, thats all..
    Last edited by samdavid6; May 2nd, 2008 at 12:10 PM. Reason: clarifying..

  2. #12
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    Re: HELP..!! I broke my system.. *I think*

    the programs in /bin and /usr/bin are linked against libraries which are expected to be in /lib. Since you moved them, the programs cannot find them and so they don't work. It's like when you can't find your glasses because they were moved...

  3. #13
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    Re: HELP..!! I broke my system.. *I think*

    For anything but the very top part of my post (The edit) you will need to be booted from the LiveCD. They should hopefully work from there.

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    Re: HELP..!! I broke my system.. *I think*

    Ok.. phew.. let me log out and live cd in again.

    brb in a few to let you know if everything works..

    Thank you all..

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    Re: HELP..!! I broke my system.. *I think*

    Yaay..!! Thanks to a trusty old Knoppix CD, I have a working system again.

    When I shutdown ubuntu I had to power off the system since it wouldnt shut down on its own. Can you believe I spent 6 hours wondering why I couldnt open this drive in Knoppis as "write"..? Finally I just did a quick "fsck", opened as write and moved the folder back.

    I want to say thank you to shad0w_walker, isplicer, spec_chum and tacuto.

    I really appreciate your help. You can tell I'm not going to be "sudo"ing anything so easily cant you..?

  6. #16
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    Re: HELP..!! I broke my system.. *I think*

    Congrats on getting things going again. Don't forget to mark the thread solved.

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