I just ran (not on purpose!)
rm -rf /bin.
I've booted down the computer and am using Finnix to try to recover from it. I have succeeded in mounting the drive, and confirmed that, yes, the entire
/bin folder is deleted.
Is it possible to recover from this without reinstalling the OS?
I'm thinking that I could setup a VM with the same OS and architecture (Ubuntu Server 11.10 alpha release, x86) and install all the packages I had installed on the server, then just copy the
Will this work? Am I better off just starting over?