Forgot to unmount /proc and /sys from chroot!!! HELP

Gavin McCullagh gmccullagh at
Fri Feb 15 09:14:32 GMT 2008


On Thu, 14 Feb 2008, Jim Kronebusch wrote:

> On Thu, 14 Feb 2008 15:56:47 -0500, Jim Kronebusch wrote
> > Without thinking I did a "sudo rm -R -f /opt/ltsp/lf_i386" to remove my chroot 
> > and start again.  I forgot to unmount /proc and /sys from there before doing 
> > so.  I think I am about to experience very bad things due to this.
> > 
> > Can anyone give me some good advice to quickly rebuild this?
> I luckily did get a bunch of errors stating operation not permitted, so
> for all I know nothing has been deleted.  Things are still running
> seemingly okay.

I don't think you can delete much if anything in /proc and I suspect you
can't in /sys either.  /dev/ would have been more of a problem, but might
be fixed by a reboot or running makedev.


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