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Old 06-17-2003, 01:59 PM   #1
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help me please : system not booting


i increased the disk space in linux partition using partition magic8.0....i have red hat 9 n win 98...then as soon as i rebooted my pc it wrote LI n hung n it is happening whenever i am booting my pc.i am not able to boot into either of linux or windows.somebody plz tell me exactly how to rescue my os
please help me
 
Old 06-17-2003, 02:58 PM   #2
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Re: help me please : system not booting

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partition magic8.0....
Works just like magic

Maybe you can put in a rescue disk and install the boot loader again. Which bootloader was it, grub, lilo, or what? Did you make a boot floppy for your linux system?
 
Old 06-17-2003, 03:03 PM   #3
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its definetaly LILO because he said:
rebooted my pc it wrote LI
i have seen that problem before on a machine that i screwed around with, it was hardware related in my case...so sorry i have no fix..cause the machine will not boot to the day no matter what i do to it :P
 
Old 06-17-2003, 03:06 PM   #4
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it was lilo but i am havin problems rescuing the boot loader....i put in disc1 n type linux rescue then go to shell prompt,etcand type loader.but it gets stuck there
what to do...can u tell me the xact steps
 
Old 06-17-2003, 03:19 PM   #5
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can u tell me the xact steps
linux rescue
cd /mnt/sysimage
chroot .
/sbin/lilo -v
exit
exit

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Old 06-17-2003, 03:24 PM   #6
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instead of cd /mnt chroot can i do chroot /mnt/sysimage
and btw can u tell me what is the best way to partitionhard drives from linux while installation.i tried to make a windows partition from free space givin vfat azs file system..then it asked fro a mount point
 
Old 06-17-2003, 03:33 PM   #7
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instead of cd /mnt chroot can i do chroot /mnt/sysimage
Sorry, I guess it's really /mnt/sysimage

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can u tell me what is the best way to partitionhard drives from linux while installation.i tried to make a windows partition from free space givin vfat azs file system..then it asked fro a mount point
I always use fdisk to make partitions. Are you using partion magic?
 
Old 06-17-2003, 03:41 PM   #8
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i used disk druid .......when i tried formatting free space as vfat fs it asked for a mnt point.what should i give the mnt point as...there is no option as /vfat or /windows
 
Old 06-17-2003, 04:04 PM   #9
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maybe /mnt/something?

you can use "mkdosfs" to create vfat filesystems also.
 
  


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