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Re: Debian XFS boot image at markybob.com

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Subject: Re: Debian XFS boot image at markybob.com
From: George Georgalis <georgw@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2002 13:33:12 -0500
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On Tue, Dec 10, 2002 at 10:48:38AM -0500, George Georgalis wrote:
>On Mon, Dec 09, 2002 at 11:49:21PM -0900, Ethan Benson wrote:
>>On Mon, Dec 09, 2002 at 04:51:31PM -0500, George Georgalis wrote:
>>> 
>>> yes, accept in this case it looks as if /sbin/xfsrestore would have
>>> fixed my / quickly and easily, however it was easier to rebuild the os
>>> than to get xfsrestore on a running xfs compatible rescue image.
>>> 
>>> In retrospect, I think it makes good sense to keep fs repair tools
>>> on both /sbin and /usr/sbin no need to link -s /usr/sbin/xfsrestore
>>> /sbin/xfsrestore when cp can save your arse.
>>
>>no that makes no sense at all, if / is hosed your box won't boot, if
>>you don't have a rescue disk with xfs_repair (or whatever fsck goes
>>with the filesystem your using) your a loon.
>
>I beg your pardon? 
>
>Indeed /sbin/xfs_repair was the recommended tool. If I had copied it to
>/usr/sbin I (supposidly) could have repaired my root partition in no
>time. Oddly, I still think it makes good sence, even if I have lost my
>loon.

Then again maybe you are right, I am a duck, and not sure why xfs repair
utilities are not on blade's rescue.

http://people.debian.org/~blade/XFS-Install/download/floppies/root1440bf2.4-xfs.bin

$ mv root1440bf2.4-xfs.bin root1440bf2.4-xfs.bin.gz
$ gzip -d root1440bf2.4-xfs.bin.gz
$ mkdir mnt
# mount -oloop root1440bf2.4-xfs.bin mnt
$ find mnt/ -type f | grep sbin
mnt/sbin/udbootstrap
mnt/sbin/lilo
mnt/sbin/MAKEDEV
mnt/sbin/badblocks
mnt/sbin/depmod
mnt/sbin/dhclient-2.2.x
mnt/sbin/e2fsck
mnt/sbin/tune2fs
mnt/sbin/insmod
mnt/sbin/ksyms
mnt/sbin/lsmod
mnt/sbin/modprobe
mnt/sbin/mke2fs
mnt/sbin/mkfs.ext2
mnt/sbin/rmmod
mnt/sbin/update-modules
mnt/sbin/losetup
mnt/sbin/cfdisk
mnt/sbin/fdisk
mnt/sbin/mkreiserfs
mnt/sbin/mkfs.xfs
mnt/sbin/dbootstrap
mnt/sbin/halt
mnt/sbin/ifconfig
mnt/sbin/init
mnt/sbin/klogd
mnt/sbin/loadkmap
mnt/sbin/mkswap
mnt/sbin/poweroff
mnt/sbin/reboot
mnt/sbin/route
mnt/sbin/swapoff
mnt/sbin/swapon
mnt/sbin/syslogd
mnt/usr/sbin/debootstrap
mnt/usr/sbin/rdev
mnt/usr/sbin/chroot

Regards,
// George

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