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Re: [vox-tech] LUGOD Newbie Seeks Help
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Re: [vox-tech] LUGOD Newbie Seeks Help

>Just kidding. :)  Welcome!  How'd you find us, exactly?

Actually, a friend of mine did a search for local Linux users groups and 
found the Davis group.  Then he told me about it..

> > I'm having some very frustrating issues with my RH7.1 installation no
> > longer being able to recognize VFAT or MSDOS filesystems (it all came 
> about
> > because of a dead boot disk).  Is this list an appropriate forum to get
> > help with this issue?
>Yes indeed!  (I'd be answering you right now, if I actually could. ;) )

Heh.  Then here's my question...

About a week ago, the boot disk that I'd been using to boot into the Linux 
partition on my RH7.1/Win2k computer got corrupted somehow, and would no 
longer let me boot into Linux.  For some reason, I never quite got smart 
enough to make a back up of this diskette.

After digging around in the Red Hat website for a couple of days, I was 
able to find out that if I booted the computer from the RH installation 
CD-ROM and typed "vmlinuz root=/dev/hda3" I could boot into Linux.  I had 
intended to do this just once and then create a new boot disk using the 
"mkbootdisk" script.

Now, though, when I boot up from the installation CD-ROM, I get the 
following problems:

1.      eth0 can't be initialized (though that might just be network
         setup issues that I introduced)

2.      lp0 can't be found (probably related to 1)

3.      VFAT and MSDOS filesystem types are not supported by my kernel

I'd like to avoid re-installing Linux on this computer (I'm afraid of 
wiping out my MBR as I've done to other computers in the past).

Any thoughts?  Anyone?  HELP!!!

>Good luck!  And again, welcome to the group!

Thanks.  :-D

Richard S. Crawford

AIM: Buffalo2K
"It is only with the heart that we see rightly; what is essential is 
invisible to the eye."  --Antoine de Saint Exupéry

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