Centos 6.3 is not booting

Kevin asked:

I just used the command:

yum remove autofs bluez-utils bluez-gnome bluez-libs cups iptables iptables-ipv6 irda-utils pcsc-lite pcsc-lite-libs spamassassin squid sendmail

and now my CentOS sticks at the loading screen. I am new to linux and am having trouble figuring out what my next step is. I have tried hitting ‘i’ when the system is booting for Interactive mode.

My answer:

You’ve trashed your system beyond repair, and will most likely need to reinstall from scratch.

Next time, inspect the list of packages very carefully when using yum remove as it very often can and will remove critical system packages.

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