Gentoo Forums
Gentoo Forums
Gentoo Forums
Quick Search: in
How to recover files in /ect/ gentoo
View unanswered posts
View posts from last 24 hours

 
Reply to topic    Gentoo Forums Forum Index Installing Gentoo
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
toanhoi
n00b
n00b


Joined: 09 Jun 2014
Posts: 5

PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 1:04 pm    Post subject: How to recover files in /ect/ gentoo Reply with quote

Hello everybody, I am working with gentoo operation. I deleted all files in /ect/ folder (rm -rf /etc/). Is it possible to recovery them? Could you suggest one way to recovery them? thank you so much
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
khayyam
Watchman
Watchman


Joined: 07 Jun 2012
Posts: 6228
Location: Room 101

PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 1:47 pm    Post subject: Re: How to recover files in /ect/ gentoo Reply with quote

toanhoi wrote:
Hello everybody, I am working with gentoo operation. I deleted all files in /ect/ folder (rm -rf /etc/). Is it possible to recovery them? Could you suggest one way to recovery them? thank you so much

toanhoi ... you should shutdown the machine immediately so that nothing further is written to disk. Then, dependent on what filesystem is in use, you can use a tool like sys-fs/extundelete (ext3/ext4) to try and recover the deleted files. I'd suggest using sysrescuecd and making an image of the disk for recovery.

Of course as you ask I assume there are no backups ... which would have saved you in such cases. Also, something like safe-rm could be used to prevent this from happening.

HTH & best ... khay
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
druggo
Apprentice
Apprentice


Joined: 24 Sep 2003
Posts: 289
Location: Hangzhou, China

PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

testdisk
_________________
HighWayToHell(blog)
http://blog.druggo.org/
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Jaglover
Watchman
Watchman


Joined: 29 May 2005
Posts: 7092
Location: Saint Amant, Acadiana

PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 1:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since this is posted in Installing Gentoo forum I'd say extract /etc/* from tarball again. All customization will be lost indeed.
_________________
Please learn how to denote units correctly!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
toanhoi
n00b
n00b


Joined: 09 Jun 2014
Posts: 5

PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 6:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for your help. From your suggestion, I think I must install gentoo again. it does not help option autofix,right?(that mean when I install, the system will scan missing files and autorecover(autofix)).
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Gentoo Forums Forum Index Installing Gentoo All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum