Re: kernel 2.4.6
Am 17. Jul, 2001 schwäzte George so:
> Matt, when you get to the lilo prompt, type "linux single" this will get
> you into maintenance mode. (kind of lke safe mode in windows). Then type
> "cfdisk" look for which partition says "linux" and look at the device
> "/dev/...". Then quit that, edit "/etc/lilo.conf" and look for the line
> "root=..." and change it to the device you found in cfdisk. If you can
> find it add a line "root=/dev/..." obviously repalcing ... with the device
> you found.
Doesn't help with the 2.4.x packages. They need the initrd to get the
The "linux single" is a good tip, however, for those who don't know about
it. In this case, however, it won't work because it still expects the root
filesystems ( as does my preferred "linux init=/bin/bash" ).
Booting from install CD, however, gives you a shell on the 2nd virtual
terminal ( <alt>-F2 ), and fdisk can be run from there. I've had to do that
just a few times :).
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