rebuilding his workstation that was hacked
the other day.
He could repair
it by rebuilding the damaged directories but he feels it's easier to
resintall and I probably would do the same myself. There is stuff he wants
to save but since
Tom's RootBoot disk
doesn't have drivers for his network card he came in asking if I had a spare
IDE drive he could borrow.
Possibly, but let's see if there is something easier first. Could he just
install without formatting the disks? No, there are some configuration
files he wants to save. Hmmmm … he's got this swap partition that's big
enough to hold what he wants. fdisk to change it to Linux native,
then mke2fs to format it. Copy the files he wants, reinstall, then
afterwards, copy the files off, and turn it back to swap space.
It's what I did when I installed Linux on
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