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(NEVER DO THIS:) Just typed "sudo rm -rf/*" in Terminal, what to do?

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Feb 20, 2011 7:37 AM
I'm always up for a good joke myself so I can't really complain about this one, but yeah, what the heII - I just fell for the (apparently) old joke to type the above command into terminal. Yeah, I'm an idiot, I know, but the question here is - what to do now?

The system boots up fine, although I've read it will go into an infinite reboot cycle after a certain uptime. I've got a recent Time Machine backup and a Snow Leopard Install disc at home.

Can I just install OSX over the ruined system?
Will that work at all?
Or do I have to kill the whole thing (via disk utility from the Leopard install disc), re-install OSX and get my data back with Time Machine?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks a ton,
V
Macbook 5,1 2.4GHz IC2D, 4GB 1067MHz, Mac OS X (10.6.6), iPhone 4, 32GB ger, FW 4.01, T-Mobile

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