From: Liam Bedford (lbedford at domain lbedford.org)
Date: Mon 27 Aug 2001 - 16:15:10 IST
On Mon, Aug 27, 2001 at 03:38:17PM +0100, Gavin McCullagh came forth with:
> do you mean you didn't get a shell or what?
> If not, stick in a slackware, redhat or whatever cd and at it's lilo prompt add the following options:
> root=/dev/hdaX initrd=
> where /dev/hdaX is your root device. These options may need correction but I think they are right. It'll then boot the CD's kernel but use your usual root device, mount homes etc. Modules won't load but don't worry, then reinstall lilo or whatever you need to do.
> You could also try the ilug BBC, but you'll need a burner or a friend with one.
if / is screwed, which seems to be the case here, then you're in trouble.
You can either try to rebuild it from another machine with the same
installed OS, or reinstall. A reinstall might be the quickest way,
especially if you don't reformat the partitions.
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