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I am using Ubuntu 11.10 on my laptop and I have managed to overwrite my /etc/inittab and /etc/init.d/rcS files while running a stupid script with sudo.

Can anyone please provide me the default installed /etc/inittab and /etc/init.d/rcS files on a ubuntu 11.10 system so that I can restore it back ?

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$ ls -l /etc/inittab
ls: cannot access /etc/inittab: No such file or directory

So there is no inittab in my installation.

$ ls -l /etc/init.d/rcS 
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 117 2011-07-14 07:11 /etc/init.d/rcS

$ cat /etc/init.d/rcS 
#! /bin/sh
# rcS
# Call all S??* scripts in /etc/rcS.d/ in numerical/alphabetical order

exec /etc/init.d/rc S
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thanks buddy ... ubuntu is up and running :) – Sukanto Nov 11 '11 at 17:55
I'm glad that I could help! – lgarzo Nov 11 '11 at 19:56
  1. Intall a live CD
  2. $sudo fdisk -l #Check which partition your Ubuntu is.
  3. $sudo mount /dev/sda1 /mnt # ex. My Ubuntu is on /dev/sda1
  4. $sudo chroot /mnt
  5. #cd /mnt/etc/init.d
  6. Now you can edit rcS or replace it
  7. #exit
  8. $sudo umount /mnt/
  9. sudo reboot
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