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  1. #1
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    Install from other linux distro?

    During my upgrade from Fedora 25 to 26 it was interrupted and the system is irrecoverable.
    I tried a lot of things and am to the point of "just reinstall."
    I backed up all things I want from the old install /etc and /root /home is its own partition so it should be good.

    Would it be possible to install fedora from Clonezilla?
    I have an ssh session to clonezilla. Otherwise I have to wait till I get home to start.

    I tried chrooting to my root partition from clonezilla and mounting the cd image for fc26
    Then I tried
    Code:
    #location I mounted fc26 cd image
    cd /mnt/cdrom
    find -name "*rpm" -exec rpm -i --nodeps --force {} \;
    hoping if I install everything it would boot but it just flops

    So if there is no way to do it from clonezilla I will wait but if there is or if anyone has things to try let me know.

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    Re: Install from other linux distro?

    And I screwed up my remote session. Will do a fresh install when I get home.

    trying to replace /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6 not such a good idea.

    Interesting how bash internal commands still work.

    I think I managed to create a bash internal cat command

    Code:
    __cat() { while read -r LINE;do echo "$LINE";done < $*; }
    maybe not the above worked for /etc/issue but is showing different when I copy a binary using this method
    I may be able to fix my bash only cat program
    Last edited by Jeff Sadowski; 10th August 2017 at 05:31 PM.

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    Re: Install from other linux distro?

    You could always download and boot a fedora live DVD/image, either the network installer or your specific spin preference, and reinstall.

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    Re: Install from other linux distro?

    Think Jeff already established that much

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Sadowski
    Will do a fresh install when I get home.

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    Re: Install from other linux distro?

    Quote Originally Posted by jwmueller
    You could always download and boot a fedora live DVD/image, either the network installer or your specific spin preference, and reinstall.
    That would require being at the computer I was attempting to do this remotely.

    The ssh session stopped but I had a solution to my issue of accidentally deleting /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6

    I created a bash only __cp

    Code:
    __cp()
    {
    echo -n > $2
    while LANG=C IFS= read -r -d '' -n 1 char ;do
    if [ "$char" ];then
            printf "%s" "$char" >> $2
    else
            echo -ne '\0' >> $2
    fi
    done < $1
    }

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