I am hoping that someone can help me. I am sorry about
the posting - at this point I'm desperate. My "/usr" partition
is now blank and I need to get X-Windos (plus any other software
normally residing on "/usr") back.
Sometime ago, I installed Linux 1.2.1 on a 486
machine (it is using the Slackware distribution). The disk
partitions are like the following below:
/dev/hda1 - DOS
/dev/hda2 - Root
/dev/hda3 - Swap
On another disk, I have
/dev/hdb1 - DOS
/dev/hdb2 - /usr
/dev/hdb3 - /mnt
/dev/hdb4 - /mnt2
I installed a program under Windows and it ran out of room
(on the /dev/hdb1 partitition). Instead of stopping, it ran
on and wrote over my Linux information in my /usr partition.
I only thank whatever powers there may be that it did not
write over the root partition or the other two. Even though
it wrote over the /usr directory, I felt that the X-Windows
and any other information could be reinstalled.
I tried to run "pkgtool" to try to reinstall everything.
Seeing as my CD is unsupported under Linux, I was attempting
to use the hard disk installation again. I boot with my
old boot disk and I specify the root partition that is
on the floppy "/dev/fd0". After going through the boot and
root disks, I mount my own root partition under "/mnt".
I mount my own usr partition under "/mnt/usr". I mount the
msdos partition of "/dev/hdb1" as "/mnt/mnt9". As I have
mentioned earlier, I specify (in pkgtool) that the
code for installation was in the directory "/mnt/mnt9/slackwar".
The program just stops. No error message is given.
If someone could help me get the "/usr" partition reinstalled
I would be forever in their debt!