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Missing System bin or lib Soft Link

Last updated: 2022-03-30 15:44:14

    Issue Description

    During command execution or system startup, an error message that the command or lib was not found is reported.

    Common Causes

    The bin, sbin, lib, and lib64 of CentOS 7, CentOS 8, and Ubuntu 20 are soft links as follows:

    lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root     7 Jun 19  2018 bin -> usr/bin
    lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root     7 Jun 19  2018 lib -> usr/lib
    lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root     9 Jun 19  2018 lib64 -> usr/lib64
    lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root     8 Jun 19  2018 sbin -> usr/sbin

    If a soft link is deleted, an error will be reported during command execution or system startup.


    Check and create the required soft links as instructed in Steps.


    1. Enter the rescue mode.
    2. Run commands such as mount and chroot. When running the chroot command:
    • If there is an error, run cd /mnt/vm1.
    • Otherwise, run cd /.
    1. Run the following command to check whether the corresponding soft link exists.
      ls -al / | grep -E "lib|bin"
    • If yes, submit a ticket for assistance.
    • If no, run the following commands as needed to create corresponding soft links.
      ln -s usr/lib64 lib64
      ln -s usr/sbin sbin
      ln -s usr/bin bin
      ln -s usr/lib lib
    1. Run the following command to check the soft links.
      chroot /mnt/vm1 /bin/bash

    If no error is reported, the soft links have been successfully repaired.
    5. Exit rescue mode and start the system.

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