Re: I screwed up and cannot boot
At 07:10 PM 3/11/00 +0000, Paul J. Keenan wrote:
> Reinstall time? I have /home on a separate partition.
Maybe not. I ran into a similar situation (bad superblock errors)
and found that it was because my original rescue disk set couldn't
mount the partitions.
It was solved when I downloaded and created a brand new rescue.bin
and root.bin from frozen and they were able to mount the partitions
I booted up, mounted, chroot to run my old binaries, fixed my lilo.conf,
re-ran it et voila.
Well, I'm getting there. Yes, the new rescue and boot disks helped. I was
able to mount the partitions, run fsck on them (not while mounted, mind
you), and edit /etc/fstab and /etc/lilo.conf. Still there are problems.
Lilo refuses to recognize that I've got any kernels; perhaps they are dead.
When I run lilo -D Testing (Testing is the label for my newest kernel) I
get that it's not recognized.
The only way I can get a reasonably functioning machine is if I use the new
rescue disk, and at the boot prompt type Linux single root=/dev/hda6. An
error comes up that I must type in the root password for maintenance, or
Control-D to go on. If I type in the password, I've got access to my files
(I've pulled off my home directory), but I cannot startx. If I type
Control-D, I end in a perpetual loop of cannot find module net-pf-1, at
which point I must reboot.
My latest kernel, which I've got on disk, doesn't work. I get kernel panic
messages that there is no initd.
Any ideas still? Potato will be out on CD soon so I could reinstall then. I
do have my /home. But I feel like I'm almost there.