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Recovering /boot directory

Posted on 2001-07-12
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I am using Red Hat Linux 7.0 .

While booting, an error "/boot/kernel.h" is not found" is coming.

I found that /boot has been deleted.  

Can anyone suggest me how to overcome this problem without installing Linux again.


Very Urgent.

Thank u.

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Question by:anjala
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by:auther_bin
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 Oh, my god! I really can't think it out, HOW IT BE DELETED! The directory "/boot" is the most important directory in all the system, so you'd better give it a better care. And, If this directory has been deleted all :( nothing can do by lilo, the system can't boot at all. if only the kernel.h has been deleted by a mistake, you can copy from another machine to you box, And if you can't find the anther machin, just use the RedHat cd-r to make a linux boot disk, by which boot your machine up, and then find the kernel.h in /usr/src/linux directory or it's sub directory. cp to /boot. And try again. Oh, maybe I think the boot floppy disk should have the file "kernel.h" in it's "/boot" directory, just copy the one is more better.

Just try it, and good luck!

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LOL,
well if you have the CD, boot with it and tell installation that you are upgrading, It will reinstall LILO, Kernel Image and kernel hearders.  Unless you have a custom build kernel.  
Ps  try not to work on box using root login, use one of your other accounts, and you can always "su" if you need.
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