I did a backup of a test Fedora 10 install as follows:
1) installed Fedora 10 and applied no updates
2) booted into single user mode and as root ran this:
rsync -av <dir> /stage/backup
I wrapped the above rsync command in a script where <dir> is replaced with the root (/) dir's I want backed up. Basically everything except the following:
Then I rebooted, and ran a yum update, installed a new kernel, many packages, etc
Then as a test I booted back into single user mode and as root ran this:
rsync -av --delete /stage/backup/<dir> /
again the above command was in a script where <dir> was replaced with the same list of root (/) dirs as I used for the backup
once complete I rebooted and now I cannot login, I get to a login screen but a login just takes me back to the login screen again.
I booted into single user mode, and ran init 3
at the login prompt I tried to login as root and some text flashes by the screen too quickly to read however I did catch the phrase 'permission denied'
What have I done wrong ?
Thanks in advance...