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Old 05-19-2003, 12:15 AM   #1
darkfnord
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How is Rescue used?


I am using SuSE 8.1, and recently starting getting a GRUB geom error, which I think means that my /boot is not located in the correct part of the hard drive. Anyway, SuSE comes with a "rescue" system, but I do not understand how this permits me to get back to the original system. I assume that I can somehow mount my /dev/hda again through the rescue system, but how do I get GRUB working again? If there is a way I can just make a boot floppy to avoid the whole boot partition problem, that would be optimal. Any suggestions/clarifications appreciated!

By the way, I have no way of making a boot floppy OTHER than the machine in question (for a variety of reasons) without just finding someone else's computer and doing it, which is a last resort. I notice there is a file called bootdisk present in the tmpfs tree, but I don't know how I turn that into a bootable floppy.

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Old 05-19-2003, 12:48 AM   #2
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Basically, at the prompt, you can make a mount point and then mount the partition. Then you need to edit /boot/grub/grub.conf (or menu.lst) and reboot to see if you fixed it.

Some distros rescue do some things automatically, so I suggest reading through your distro's rescue proceedure.

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Old 05-19-2003, 12:50 AM   #3
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I forgot to say mkbootdisk is the command to make a boot floppy.
 
Old 05-19-2003, 06:13 PM   #4
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Ok, by going mount -t reiserfs /dev/hda2 /mnt, i can get back to my root fs.

Now, where is mkbootdisk located? I see mkrescue. Also, does the floppy need to be formatted a specific way?

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Old 05-19-2003, 06:26 PM   #5
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I don't really use SuSE and I understand it is different from the distros I am familiar with.

Here is the resusts from a SuSE search that might be of help.

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