slight emergency here...
kline at tao.thought.org
Mon Oct 29 11:52:19 PDT 2007
On Mon, Oct 29, 2007 at 12:13:42PM -0400, Jerry McAllister wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 28, 2007 at 01:54:54PM -0800, Gary Kline wrote:
> > Guys,
> > I think I've found the reason for the intermittent rashes.
> > Part of /var is bad, and fsck cannot allocate inoinfo to repair
> > the damage.
> > At any rate, how do i as root, single user, cp -rp all of /var to
> > elsewhere (/storage) and rmdir /var, them mkdir /var and copy
> > everything back?? I've forgotten the cpio magic command.
> > I'll do same while i'm at it with /usr/home -> home, if that is
> > advisable. tao2 has been rebooting automatically in an infinite
> > loop for about .5 hour. I managed to go single-user. Time to
> > ask peoples' suggestions.
> On your system, is /var a separate filesystem (partition) or is
> it just a directory?
> If it is a filesystem, then use dump(8).
> If it is just a directory, use tar.
Yeah, it wasn;t "cpio|tar" by (tar)|(tar) to copy everything,
symlinks included. I moved /usr/home to /home, &c, but did
*something* that blew away my Gnome greeting-app. ....
Gary Kline kline at thought.org www.thought.org Public Service Unix
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