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comment Is it possible to repair Linux system files? Or is reinstall the only option?
@goldilocks This is the thread I was talking about: raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=66&t=21266 And by the way - the card itself is not actually damaged. I decided to reinstall the entire system after all, and checked the card - it's clean. And yes, the device is surge protected, and powered from a genuine Apple iPad adapter(which gives more power than needed, 2.1A)
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comment Is it possible to repair Linux system files? Or is reinstall the only option?
Ok I tried to reinstall everything using apt-get, starting with Sudo - it complained about lots of files being incompatible, so I used dpkg -i --force-install to install that packaged. And that succeded,but again I had like a page of broken files that could not be modified. Sudo still would not work,complained about a missing sudoers file. Raspberry Pi forums suggested,that it might be a power issue,and it got the SD card corrupted. Seems likely,since it happened after a power cut.
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comment Is it possible to repair Linux system files? Or is reinstall the only option?
Since this is the second time exactly same thing happened - a power cut, resulting in a severe damage to the filesystem, I guess it's because there's some caching going on and not everything is written to the SD card when it should be.
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