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  • was on a VM server i had a backup but still funny moment

    AMA

  • Oct 29
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    do you know you can fix that with the install media even tho u have a backup

    I definitely did that one time when I was trying to figure better out how unix worked like 4 years ago yeah it's definitely a ahhh I'm a tard moment

  • Oct 29
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    Lil Neon

    do you know you can fix that with the install media even tho u have a backup

    I definitely did that one time when I was trying to figure better out how unix worked like 4 years ago yeah it's definitely a ahhh I'm a tard moment

    how to do that

    i was panicking when i realized it was taking too long then i realized

    and then i googled alot but then i realized i can just restore a backup and felt so much stress go away

  • Oct 29
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    like a g6

    how to do that

    i was panicking when i realized it was taking too long then i realized

    and then i googled alot but then i realized i can just restore a backup and felt so much stress go away

    dead lol yeah always good to have a backup

    which distro are u on?

    I can't remember the guide but I was using centos and I used fstab to mount the os in a temporary version of the os

    by clicking try cent os on install boot up

    then the install was the root and could fix the issue

  • Oct 29
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    Lil Neon

    dead lol yeah always good to have a backup

    which distro are u on?

    I can't remember the guide but I was using centos and I used fstab to mount the os in a temporary version of the os

    by clicking try cent os on install boot up

    then the install was the root and could fix the issue

    oh its just ubuntu

    does that overwrite all files ? and installed packages will definitely be useful in the future

  • Oct 29
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    like a g6

    oh its just ubuntu

    does that overwrite all files ? and installed packages will definitely be useful in the future

    nah everything didn't have to be reinstalled it could cause other issues with your permissions though but it worked when I tried it

  • Oct 29
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    Lil Neon

    nah everything didn't have to be reinstalled it could cause other issues with your permissions though but it worked when I tried it

    bet

    that moment after i cancelled the command and typed chmod and it suddenly said no permission was lowkey hilarious

  • like a g6

    bet

    that moment after i cancelled the command and typed chmod and it suddenly said no permission was lowkey hilarious

    yeah definitely I remember it took me a minute to figure how badly I had f***ed up

    I had only used cmd on windows or Mac terminal both don't let you make dumb mistakes like that without some f***er and tons of warnings

    in Linux it just happens the second you make the mistake

  • linux wack asf for having no undo

  • emu 馃彸锔忊嶐煂
    Nov 1
    1 reply

    Why is everyone here overthinking... if it's ubuntu just open the terminal and do:

    sudo apt-get install --reinstall ubuntu-desktop

  • emu

    Why is everyone here overthinking... if it's ubuntu just open the terminal and do:

    sudo apt-get install --reinstall ubuntu-desktop

    you should add this on stackoverflow

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