Re: crash at partition check during boot
From: Joel N. Weber II <email@example.com>
To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Date: Friday, November 21, 1997 2:37 PM
Subject: crash at partition check during boot
>I am attempting to get a debian rescue disk to boot. The disk seems to boot
>fine when tried on another machine. I've also tried writing the same image
>to a different floppy, and that does not change the error.
>The machine crashes when after saying `partition check' and then `hda:'.
>If I specify `hda=noprobe', the machine boots fine but does not see the
>first hard drive. (It does seem to see hdb.)
>hda has been repartitioned in DOS fdisk and OS fdisk and then low-level
>formatted; none of these things seem to prevent linux from crashing.
>This is the standard boot disk image downloaded a few weeks ago; the kernel
>version is 2.0.29-7.
>I suppose I could continue using hda=noprobe, but I'd hate to lose the 500 MB
>had and have to use only the 300 MB hdb.
>Do you have any suggestions as to what I could try to fix this problem?
Remove hdb. Remove hda and move hdb to hda. Swap hda and hdb. Try hda in
Boot dos(ick!), run FDISK, then run FDISK /MBR.
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