Re: quik 2.0 killed my beige G3
I was running "testing" on my beige G3 with kernel 2.6.6. I used a
little Partition with MacOS 9.1 on it to boot with BootX into Linux.
A few days ago I did what I always do "apt-get update, apt-get upgrade"
and then there was the final question about quik and if it should
install to boot from /dev/hdb9. And stupid me I typed return. At the
next reboot my beige G3 could not start into linux :-(
How do I get my old boot-sequenze back?
Every hint is highly welcome.
I thougth of "dd" some blocks from a bootable disk to my unbootable
disk but I do not know which blocks to copy.
I don't know about BootX but if you were running yaboot the following
procedure would get you back in. Perhaps you can adapt this to BootX.
Boot from a rescue cd, and enter the proper boot path in yaboot (running on
the rescue CD), e.g.,
boot: hd:3,/vmlinux root=/dev/hda3 defaults
assuming your root partition is partition 3 on your internal IDE hard drive.
Once you're in you can edit your /etc/yaboot.conf, run `ybin -b /dev/hda2' (if
your bootstrap partition is partition 2) and things should return to normal.
Tip: Hold down the `C' key until you see them crawling across the screen at
the boot prompt. (Very often you have only one or two seconds to
interupt yaboot's boot sequence)