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Old 04-29-2003, 04:12 AM   #1
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redhat 7.3 boot up freezes after setting hostname

Have a redhat 7.3 distro installed for about 6 months now without any problems till today..
Suddenly httpd stopped working and linux started acting wierd so decided to reboot and after reboot linux just freezes at setting hostname.

so downloaded tomsrtbt (linux on floppy) but unfortunately he dosen't have the fsck for ext3 utility on there.. So how can use fsck on the ext3 and rectify the problem..

Or are there any other solutions..

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Old 04-29-2003, 04:59 PM   #2
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tomsrtbt is cramped for space and has very little in the way of programs on it. When I used to use tomsrtbt as a rescue disk I would boot tomsrtbt, remove the floppy, and then mount one of several floppies on which I kept various programs that come in handy in rescue situations. So you need a copy of fsck on a floppy.

Once you get to the point that you can mount your hard disk then you can use tomsrtbt to run programs from the hard disk, assuming they are in a runnable state.

To get around the limitations of tomsrtbt I created my own rescue CD. About the time I got my rescue CD working Knoppix was announced. Knoppix is not the perfect rescue CD but it works a lot better than tomsrtbt.


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