[Wolves] oops :)

stephen welch stephenwelch at hotmail.com
Tue Mar 6 16:51:46 GMT 2007

What you need is windows style "are you sure" ;-)

>From: chris procter <chris-procter at talk21.com>
>Reply-To: Wolverhampton Linux User Group <wolves at mailman.lug.org.uk>
>To: Wolves Lug <wolves at mailman.lug.org.uk>
>Subject: [Wolves] oops :)
>Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2007 22:47:25 +0000 (GMT)
>So I've been playing around with chroot etc
>I created a directory mkdir ~/test
>Created a mount point mkdir ~/test/bin
>then mounted /bin on it using
>mount --bind /bin ~/test/bin
>(The --bind option to mount lets you mount an existing
>directory in another place, so /bin and ~/test/bin are
>now two references to the same thing)
>I tinkered around with chroot for a while (which I
>couldn't get to work, but thats another story)
>including installing creating some files as root, then
>gave up and removed the lot:
>sudo rm -rf ~/test
>Spot the minor flaw?
>I'm now wondering how I can rebuild a system that has
>no ls, cp, mv, mount, bash, rpm etc.
>Luckily this is a duel boot system so I've fallen back
>to ubuntu and copied all the useful stuff off fedora.
>I was probably going to reinstall it anyway.
>Its the first time I've ever trashed a system by
>mistake in my 10 years of *nixing, I'm actually quite
>proud :)
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