Re: DEBIAN WON'T BOOT
> From: "J M" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: DEBIAN WON'T BOOT
> Date: Thu, 03 Jun 2004 12:25:44 -0800
> Debian won't boot, here's the synopsis of the problem: Most recently the
> computer began crashing simple programs such as Abiword when attempting to
> save as well as do other moderate tasks. Up until now, the OS has not given
> me any trouble (had it for roughly 9 mo). The other night, Debian decided
> not to boot, and started giving me attitude. The debian load screen comes
> up, and the OS begins loading linux.bin off of the boot disk i use, it then
> quits and says that it failed to load the kernel, and it says I must
> 'switch' disk and retry, or eject the disk and press 'restart'.
It sounds to me like your hard disk has failed. You might try using a
rescue floppy and see if you can mount that disk. Maybe you can
I recommend that you use smartmon to monitor the health of your disks.
See Linux Journal a few months back.
> The only thing that I have done wrong is accidentally ejecting a disk
> without unmounting (did this the day be4 the com wouldn't boot). Don't know
> what OS i have, believe is is ver 2.88 (it's the version which was most
> recent about 9 mo ago- when i got it). Any help is appreciated thx!
I don't think ejecting an unmounted disk is the cause. I've done that too.