rescue disk doesn't rescue me
I am using Debian 2.0r4 and trying to boot my brand new PC since 4 days
with several rescue disks I prepared with dd on my good old Linux PC.
I even tried to boot with a self prepared root.bin disk but a reader
of this list told me that I don't need to do this with a fairly new dist
(yes I have a 1.44 floppy drive).
The following happens when I insert the rescue disk in my brand new PC
pressing enter at the boot prompt:
It recognizes the hardware (including the SCSI controller and the SCSI
disk) but at the end it issues the following:
sda:Dev 08:00 Sun disklabel: bad magic 0000
unknown partition table
# this line is probably caused because my HD is completely untouched
RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0
VFS: Mounted root (minix filesystem)
# until now it's looks good but the
boot process hangs at this stage
# if I reboot with the same floppy the additional two following lines are
init: error in loading shared libraries
/lib/libc.so.6: undefined symbol: _nl_postload_ctype
I encountered this behaviour with some other floppies I prepared therefore
I don't think that this is a floppy problem.
Any help appreciated. If somebody could send me a working rescue disk
it would probably save me a lot of time.
Werner Reisberger voice: +41 1 3228069