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Re: [vox-tech] Oh my God! What have I done to my poor Linux box?!!?
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Re: [vox-tech] Oh my God! What have I done to my poor Linux box?!!?

sounds like a bios error.  prolly your mbr is screwed up.

0. use a rescue disk.  preferably something that will boot the
  filesystem already on your hard drive.  but if you can't do that, a
  rescue disk which *mounts* the hard drive's root filesystem is fine
  too.  a debian rescue disk is of the first variety.  a linuxcare or
  lnx-bbc rescue disk is of the 2nd variety.

1. run lilo.  if you used a rescue of the first variety, no worries.
  if you used a rescue disk of the 2nd variety, you need to pass lilo
  the -r option to point to where "/" should be taken as.

2. reboot.


begin Richard S. Crawford <rscrawford@mossroot.com> 
> Armed with a CompUSA gift certificate that a friend of mine gave me for my 
> birthday, I went today and picked up RH7.2 to upgrade my system, something 
> I've been meaning to do for awhile.
> So I started the upgrade process, and everything appeared to go 
> smoothly.  I created the boot disk (because I'm not ready to try to zark my 
> Win2k installation, which I still use, by messing up a LILO or GRUB 
> installation) as normal.  But when I try to boot into RH7.2, I get the 
> following:
>         BOOT FAILED
> That's it.  Nothing.  Not even a friendly "Kernel panic!" message, which 
> I've encountered enough times to deal with at this point.
> It could be that I just chose a bad disk to create my boot disk on, but I 
> fear that something more nefarious might be happening.  Anyone have any 
> suggestions?
> Sliante,
> Richard S. Crawford
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