A rather flustered hello.
God bless Knoppix that I haven't resorted to trying to boot from the old Windoze partition that's still festering away there...
Here's the lowdown:
Last night, my system froze and two of the lights on my keyboard started flashing - it was Caps Lock and something else (can't remember which). The other computer on the network acted as if the afflicted box had dropped out of existance.
I thought: "Kernel crash - ah well, it's been up for the last 30 days, I'll just restart it."
No such luck.
It's SuSE Personal 9.1. It gets to the green loading screen, and freezes there.
I suspect this happens when it tries to mount /home, which has a whole HD all to itself.
I'm now in Knoppix, and although Knoppix sees /dev/hdb1, (the disk with /home on), it can't mount it. I have a lot of information on there that I'd rather not lose - I'm sure all is not lost, I just need to know what to do to get the disk back on its feet.
I'm new to Knoppix (although I've been on Linux since November) - can anybody advise me what sort of programs I need to use, and what I need to do in them?
Apologies for length...
Thanks in advance