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reinstalling debian /bin

I'll give it a try

On 9/17/06, dsr at <dsr at> wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 17, 2006 at 01:53:35PM -0400, James Kramer wrote:
> > While working on Xen setup I managed to delete /bin  by using the command
> > rm -R /bin. I don't think that I can recover the /bin files but I
> > should be able to reinstall the packages. I have a backup of all my
> > data files and most config files that were in /etc.  I can boot into a
> > different debian OS using grub so I can access the partition and
> > files.  I can chroot the particular partition.  Can someone suggest
> > how to reinstall the system.  If I do a complete debian reinstalll
> > from CD on top the partition would it retain my old directories and
> > files.  I tried to chroot the root partion figuring that I could use
> > apt-get to reinstall the packages but I can not figure out the proper
> > way to do it.  Any suggestion would be appreciated.
> Use dpkg --get-selection to get a list of all installed
> packages, then apt-get install --reinstall to reload them.
> -dsr-

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