Accidental IFS root deletion

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AS/400
DataCenter
I have an old 170 running v5r2 that a developer accidently managed to delete the files from the IFS root such that when i try to enter a command from the qsh prompt, it kicks me out and sends me back to the main menu screen. The odd thing is that I can see the files when I ftp into the machine. /usr /bin , etc... are all there. Is there an easy way to recover from this ? Thanks !

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I don’t think, that everything in root is deleted, because QSYS.LIB is in root as well and deleting all this would clean up your diskspace perfectly. So obviously you have problems with PASE and the associated progs and symbolic links. Try to reinstall PASE and QSHELL OS/400 options with GO LICPGM->Option 11 (Install Licensed Programs). If reinstall won’t work, try to deinstall the options first, then try a new install of these options. Hope this helps!

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  • TarPalantir
    Thanks so much for the reply ! I didnt' realize QSH was just a program that could be reinstalled like that. I used the link below to find out which CD Qshell was on. http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/iseries/v5r2/ic2924/index.htm?info/rzahc/rzahcswsmeddistset.htm Thanks again.
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