Re: Help! Major crash in Hamm upgrade!
Back again. I've tried a few more things and thought I should report what
I've found. (In case you didn't read my earlier email - I've had a major
crash while attempting to upgrade to hamm.)
I have managed to boot under a rescue disc (I think it's a bo one). I
copied e2fsck from my brother's computer (he runs debian 1.2 I think). I
ran e2fsck on my /dev/hda1 and eventually that seemed to fix my disk.
I then manually mounted /dev/hda1 at /mnt and everything seems still to be
I then tried to reinstall lilo. I did this by copying my brother's
version of lilo onto a floppy, modifying lilo.conf to take into account
the fact that things were at /mnt/boot/.... rather than /boot/.... and so
on. Then I ran lilo, but it complained:
LILO Version 19.....
Reading boot sector from /dev/hda
Merging with /mnt/boot/boot.b
First boot sector is version 20. Expecting version 18.
So this didn't work - probably because my brother has an old version of
Anyway, I then tried a custom boot disk I had. It managed to boot -sort
of. It complained halfway through about not being able to run
/etc/init.d/boot or something like that. Then later it complained about
there not being a /proc directory. Eventually I did get a login prompt,
but I couldn't login. It seemed to have booted, but in a pretty broken
state. (As a result I had to take it down without syncing - meaning I
will probably have to run e2fsck again).
So the stuff is still there, but in a pretty broken state. How do I
recover? Help me someone! This is the worst crash I've had with Debian
(probably my own fault though.)
Thanks in advance,
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