SUMMARY: Relinking /bin to /usr/bin

From: Greg Corteville (
Date: Sun Sep 12 1993 - 15:04:53 CDT

Thanks for the help with this situation. I knew how to do the linking,
but the problem was hoping that something doens't happen while I'm trying
to link that obliterates /bin. So, here it is:

Original problem: Relinking /bin to /usr/bin

1.) SU to root
2.) move to the root directory (cd /)
3.) mv /bin /BIN
4.) ln -s /usr/bin bin
5.) Pray that everything is back to normal. :)
6.) Before logging off, telnet to your machine and try to login. If it
fails, somethings wrong. Go back and check.

WARNING: If you log out or mess up between steps 3 and 4, you may not be
able to get back onto the system. In this case, I would recommend moving
the drive (if its external) to another machine to find the problem and
correct it. Then move it back.

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