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suruaZ
Accidentally deleted /home/zaurus folder sad.gif
Now can't start GUI - init eight times tried to start QT unsuccesfully and then prints:
"INIT: ld "ln" respawing too fast: disabled for 5 mintues."

I'm still able to login as root in console mode. Is there a way to fix the issue???

suruaZ
tumnus
Whoops. Been there, done that on my PC (I now have cron jobs setup to do automatic backups).

You'll have to restore the original files in /home/zaurus. I doubt you can use 'recover' since the filesystem is in RAM on your 5500.

To restore the original files:

1) Login to the console as root
2) cd /
3) tar xvf /root/.home_default.tar home/zaurus

(Note there is no '/' at the beginning of the 'home/zaurus' in the command above)
suruaZ
QUOTE
1) Login to the console as root
2) cd /
3) tar xvf /root/.home_default.tar home/zaurus


Thanks tumnus! This made things to work again wink.gif

suruaZ
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