Reading about I came across this Stack Exchange question regarding re-installing. My current system has been messed up quite bad to say the least. I can only obtain root access when running recovery mode. All the files under
/ have been messed up and would be safe to(if possible) simply reinstall everything, regardless of the data loss.
Is it possible to re-install the system or all the files below
/ almost like a format? I know it's often frowned upon, in fact it's my last resort as I've been trying to fix everything for a while now. Since it's my first time using a Linux system(for ~3 months) I feel much more confident and secure starting on a new page with the system than simply switching back to Windows as I did enjoy using Debian quite a bit.
Now the system requires my USB to load up (grub in order to select whether I want to boot normally or in recovery mode) however my USB only has
ubninit which has
initrd inside it. Nothing else other than that. I'm sure it's a very basic question however I have to ask, how do I force a reinstall whilst booting?