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Old 10th August 2017, 03:38 PM
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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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Old 10th August 2017, 05:16 PM
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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

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Old 10th August 2017, 08:02 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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Old 10th August 2017, 10:19 PM
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Re: Install from other linux distro?

Think Jeff already established that much

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Will do a fresh install when I get home.
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Old 10th August 2017, 11:19 PM
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Re: Install from other linux distro?

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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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