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    kernel deleted centos wont start


    The kernel for my OS has been deleted and when I try to load the OS it says the file is missing and the only commands I can use are the commands with the GRUB boot loader which I am not too familiar with and I would like to know how to fix this.

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    Insert your install CD and boot into rescue mode. There your HD will be mounted and you should be able to copy the kernel back to the HD from the CD. Or if you have already upgraded the system using YUM then look in YUM's cache dir and see if the file is still there and you should be able to use the RPM command to reinstall the kernel.

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    I dont have the install cd is there something i can download?

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    How did you install centos?

    Goto their web site and download and burn the CD

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    I am an intern at some start up company and the server was setup before I got there and the owner has no knowledge of where the installation disk are.

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    Do you know which version of CentOS they were running? If so, then you can download the liveCD for that version from centos.org, burn it to disc, boot that, and run the recovery option. Just be sure to backup the system disc to an external drive before you do the reinstall/recovery thing.
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