Again, a BIG THANKS to this list, and to the following for their replies:
Christophe Colle <email@example.com>
John Hackett <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Pete and Nancy Joyce <email@example.com>
Christian Pinheiro <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sean Harding <email@example.com>
Michael Wang <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Christophe suggested the following technique:
Hmmm I guess the best thing to do, is to boot from cdrom, mount your
old disk on /mnt, and make the links with:
cd /dev ; tar cvf - . | ( cd /mnt/dev ; tar xf - )
That should do the job I think.... I never deleted my /dev, so I'm not
That method mostly worked exactly as shown, but I did have to exclude the
/dev/fd files before making the copy.
A quick reboot afterwards, and all was well again!
"Fred R. Ziegler" wrote:
> HELP! A few minutes ago I mistakenly :
> cd /dev
> rm *
> soon the machine crashed.
> now, when I do at the ok> prompt. boot -ras
> after it prompts for the physical name of the boot device, it panics .
> is there any magic to reconstructing the /dev files I had lost??
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