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I accidentally executed this command in "/" as "root" Code: chmod -R 644 * i know that removed the execute permissions to all commands.. But as a root i too ...
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    Problem with booting..


    I accidentally executed this command in "/" as "root"

    Code:
    chmod -R 644 *
    i know that removed the execute permissions to all commands.. But as a root
    i too am not able to use these commands.. So please tell me how to reset the permissions.. I restarted the system manually thinking that it may help.. but it worsened the situation.. i am not able to login at all now.. i think its not able to execute the "init" at the boot..

    any ways please help me to recover my system..

    Thanks in advance
    Sasidhar

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    Have you tried booting to single user mode. But that will only allow you to make all thing executable. Which is probably not right either.

    I guess you must reinstall. Reformat just the root partitiion. This will save your home directories

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    You might be able to reinstall the OS over top of what is already there. If you don't reformat most of you stuff should remain. Of course, all your personalized settings will all be gone though.

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