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Old 01-09-2004, 04:26 PM   #1
cwaidelich
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How does PLAC work? What is it? Problems starting linux


Hi there, merry Christmas and a happy new year to all of you. (i haven't been on since 2003!)

Some time ago i had a problem starting RH7.3. (I uninstalled WIN98 and reinstaled it. Since then, it doesn't start LILO, it just goes to WIN. Im sure i didn't erased RH )

Some guy told me to download a boot program named PLAC. I did that, burned a CD with the ISO file and started my PC. But it stil doesn't work!

I just need a way to get to my linux files, so i can delete it and install RH9.

what can i do to make PLAC work? Is there another way to boot into RH. Is it true that the first disk of RH7.3 is also the boot disk?


Thx,

cwaidelich

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Old 01-09-2004, 06:04 PM   #2
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Hi.

If you can't find any other way, you could re-install RH7.3 without doing the partition / format stage of the install. That should restore the bootloader, and let you access your files. Be very careful, though - one bad move and everything's toast.

Dave.

P.S. There's almost definitely a better way than this, though.
 
Old 01-09-2004, 06:21 PM   #3
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Yes, reinstall, and dont install any files except for the kernel. there should be an option to reinstall your bootloaded.....do that and you should be good to go. Another way to access your files is to get a knoppix livecd and boot off of that. I am getting it right as we speak. I hear that it is great for stuff like what you need to do.
 
Old 01-09-2004, 11:16 PM   #4
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When you reinstalled 98 you overwrote the Master Boot Record (MBR).

You can use the 1st install CD and boot to a text console recovery mode.
If you want to get 7.3 to boot again enter the commands at the prompt:
chroot /mnt/sysimage
lilo

If you do not have any important data you want to save from 7.3 no need to delete it first. Just install 9.0 and reformat the existing partitions.
 
Old 01-09-2004, 11:27 PM   #5
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i just downlaoded valhalla-disk1-i386.iso and burned it on a cd. When i started my comp again it didn't do anything. WIN isnīstarting as well. (im on a 2. comp) it just asks for a boot device, but doesn't read the cd. Do i have to do anything whit the ISO-file?
 
Old 01-09-2004, 11:30 PM   #6
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Yes. You probably just have the ISO file on the CD instead of files and directories.

How did you burn the CD?

With Nero or Roxio you need to select create CD from ISO image. This will extract the files and create a bootable CD.
 
Old 01-10-2004, 09:23 AM   #7
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YES guys! it worked! thx u very much.
 
  


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