Re: rescue grub -- help!
On 3/24/06, David Liontooth <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I cloned a drive, starting with the MBR:
> dd if=/dev/hda of=/dev/hdc bs=446 count=1
> However, after installing the cloned drive in the new machine, all I get
> is a scrolling GRUB filling the screen. I downloaded an amd64 netboot
> CD, mounted / and /boot in /target,
Did you do a mount -o bind /dev /target/dev ?
> In the installer shell, I get
> ~ # df
> Filesystem 1k-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
> tmpfs 102400 30248 72152 30% /
> /dev/cdroms/cdrom0 86390 86390 0 100% /cdrom
> /dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part2 7740384 3197252 4149944 44%
> /dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part1 97826 9736 82871 11%
So /dev is not bind mounted in target, try bind mounting it
> So it's using devfs, which I thought was deprecated?
AFAIK Sarge CD uses devfs,
but the etch installer uses udev, quote from that bugreport:
"d-i uses the device naming scheme originally used by devfs (although
we use udev now)".
> What do I tell
Use devfs naming, /dev/ide/host0/...., see where is the equivalent of hda.
> klogd: segfault at 000000000000003e rip 0000002a9568b94e rsp
> 0000007fbfffe2a0 error 6
How did this segfault happen?
> What can I do? All I want is to rewrite the MBR, the installation itself
> is fine.
If the netboot CD isnt working for you, could you try using a LiveCD,