I was recompiling the kernel
on my Mandrake 6.1 machine last night.
make dep zImage modules modules_install install
which, if nothing goes wrong should leave me
with nothing left to do but run lilo and
reboot. Went to bed with the machine happily chugging
Got up this monring - one of my house mates had turned
off the computer because it was "too noisy".
He had shut it down properly, but when I tried
to boot linux it couldn't mount the root partition.
I whipped out my trusty boot disk, and booted her up.
The modules had been replaced with the ones I was compiling
last night (I think) and so wouldn't load.
Can't load the aic7xxx module.
Therefore I can't mount the /usr partion (on /dev/sda1)
Therefore can't recompile the kernel (in /usr/src/linux...)
to fix the problem
What the fuck do I do now?????
I ran lilo - no difference.
The only way I can get in at all is with the boot disk
at the lilo prompt.
i could get the important data (fyp stuff)off i
i slap the drive into a friends machine, but
i REALLY don't want to nuke the installation.
It took months of fiddling around etc to get
it just how I like it.
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