Screwed Beyond Repair?
#1
I think I screwed up. I think I screwed up so much that the root user doesn’t even have permissions anymore!
How I just mess things up...
I honestly don’t really know what I did. I changed permissions for certain directories and files, as said above. However, I also remember deleting a couple of things through deborphan. Although I doubt that alone could cause such a mess. I noticed some security updates that were needed for my Debian system, and I applied them, thus rebooting the operating system.
Here are some things I noticed when I rebooted in:
1. My webserver wasn’t loading
2. Nobody had any permissions and special privileges. Not even root.
3. There were ZERO files I could open. Extra note is that, when I tried to open them, they gave me a ‘No applications found for “shared library” files’ error.
Then I powered Debian off and tried to get back in. It said that just about EVERYTHING failed to start. That includes the graphical interface. I went into rescue mode, and while it was loading, there appeared to be some errors like:
“Failed to start: Create Volatile Files and Directories”
“Times out waiting for device: /dev/di id/38f50392-87ad-4cc1(Did not capture beyond this point)
“Dependency failed for: /dev/disk/by-uuid/38f50392-87ad-4cc1(Did not capture beyond this point)
“Dependency failed for: Swap”
After trying to run journalctl -xb, I got:
“Failed to execute ‘pager’, using next fallback pager: Permission denied”
“Failed to execute ‘less’, using next fallback pager: Permission denied”
“Failed to execute ‘more’, using next fallback pager: Permission denied”

I REALLY need help. If anybody is familiar with these situations or errors, has any advice, or knows how to help with this sticky situation, it would be VERY much appreciated.
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#2
Please do write your threads in a font which is readable. This font-size is way too small.

But anyway. What kind of server is this? VPS? Dedicated Server? Is it a device you have physical access to?
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#3
(05-09-2021, 08:30 PM)Insider Wrote:
Please do write your threads in a font which is readable. This font-size is way too small.

But anyway. What kind of server is this? VPS? Dedicated Server? Is it a device you have physical access to?


Sorry. It’s a bit difficult to adjust the font for some reason on my device. But never mind. I got so tired that I went ahead and did an entire reinstallation. Thanks for replying.
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#4
Code:
# cd /

Code:
# cd var/log/

Code:
# ls

Do you see a file called boot.log?
If yes open it.
Code:
# cat boot.log

Do you see in red color one or more [ FAIL ]?
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