So I recently botched part of my Ubuntu build with shred. I have been running backups via rsync with the command:

rsync -aAXv

And excluding sys, proc, mnt, media, lost+found. Media contained only personal files which are on another drive so they're safe. I tried to reinstall the OS using a live CD but the install isn't detected.

Would it make sense to try a fresh install and just copy everything I have over to the new install and fill in the gaps? How should I proceed?


Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.