[ILUG] Tale of woe / Norton Disk Doctor Equivilant for Linux ????
markoh at eircom.net
Mon Nov 29 12:04:21 GMT 1999
Glen Gray wrote:
> So booted into my trusty boot disk but for some reason I couldn't mount
> the linux partiton in read write mode. Managed to get it mounted in read
> only but got no where fast with lilo. Can't remember the errors sorry.
> So I figured out the remount thing and was able to remount the partition
> in read write.
If you happen to be using Tom's Boot Root Disk, I believe (if memory
serves me right, which it frequently doesn't) there is an
incompatibility between it and partitions formatted by the Redhat 6.1
> Still got now where. I tried everything I could think of
> (which wasn't much :-) lilo -r /mnt/linux_root, no joy, modified the
> lilo.conf to point to /mnt/linux_root and tried a plain old lilo, no
> joy. Saw mention of chroot but it was very late at this point and I
> couldn't figure out what to do with it. Lilo was spewing out the same
> error no matter what, something along the lines of the partiton didn't
> have a valid LILO signature. Even though I was trying to put one on it
> ??? Tried to have a look at the partitions using fdisk but it gave out
> and error saying that it was unable to access the device. Got a bit of a
> fright at this piont and figured my drive was heading for the grave.
I tend to use loadlin to get me by these types of problems. Nice and
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