How To Fix Deleted TMP Folder SOLVED

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How To Fix Deleted TMP Folder SOLVED

Post#1 by jimwg » 22 May 2014, 01:14

Greetings:

I "accidentally" deleted the TMP folder to dredge up more free room in 2gig flash drive (not emergency, have other backups) and when I boot up the screen reads:

INIT: Id "x1" respawning too fast, Disabled for 5 minutes.

How could I repair this situation?

Thanks.

Jim in NYC
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Re: How To Fix Deleted TMP Folder

Post#2 by fanthom » 22 May 2014, 08:44

please boot to text mode, login as root then run following command:

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cp -a /mnt/live/memory/images/001-core.xzm/tmp   /
btw: be careful what you are doing as it wont be that easy to recover folders like /etc (many modules creates it).
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Re: How To Fix Deleted TMP Folder

Post#3 by jimwg » 22 May 2014, 18:58

fanthom wrote:please boot to text mode, login as root then run following command:

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cp -a /mnt/live/memory/images/001-core.xzm/tmp   /
btw: be careful what you are doing as it wont be that easy to recover folders like /etc (many modules creates it).
Thanks for reply. Didn't seem to alter anything, as though tmp folders still aren't there. Is there an alternate method or can I copy a tmp folder to that flash from a working one?

JIm in NYC

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Re: How To Fix Deleted TMP Folder

Post#4 by brokenman » 22 May 2014, 19:21

Boot into always fresh mode.
Copy the /tmp folder from /mnt/live/memory/images/001-core.xzm/tmp into the 'rootcopy' folder of your installation media or if you are using a savefile/folder then copy it into this location.

In the case of a save file then you will need to mount it first.

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mkdir /mnt/mychanges
mount -o loop /path/to/my/savefile.dat /mnt/mychanges
cp -a /mnt/live/memory/images/001-core.xzm/tmp /mnt/mychanges
umount /mnt/mychanges
In 'always fresh mode' you will have a working copy. That's what this mode is for.

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Re: How To Fix Deleted TMP Folder

Post#5 by tome » 22 May 2014, 20:59

you can also delete wh tmp file from your changes

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Re: How To Fix Deleted TMP Folder

Post#6 by jimwg » 23 May 2014, 11:31

tome wrote:you can also delete wh tmp file from your changes
I don't know what was in those wh. files causing the hang-up, but deleting them along with fanthom's lines did the trick. Flash is back up and running and a new Porteus lesson on recovery learned! Thanks a trillion!

Re: brokenman
In 'always fresh mode' you will have a working copy. That's what this mode is for.

Okay, in my situation it didn't work likely because of my set-up:
posting.php?mode=quote&f=125&p=24699

so instead right after the boot-up screen I got a black one with a white upper left-hand window flashing:

"xterm: cannot load font '-misc-fixed-medoium-r-semi-condensed -13-120-75-75-c-80-iso10646-1"

I understand my set-up is set-up to invite such an error, but I have it so to get max 3.0 final xfce.4.11 and mplayer performance.

Jim in NYC

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