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Old 07-28-2003, 07:08 AM   #1
subrakrishnan
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RedHat 9.0 /sbin/loader hangs in linux rescue mode


Hi,

This is my first post in this forum. I recently purchased a hp pavilion ze4325us WinXP machine and later made it as a dual OS
with RedHat 9.0 as my second OS. Installation went well and I was able to do work until I decided to install my softmodem in linux ( a big mistake). Now my Linux OS hangs. So when I try to boot in "linux rescue" mode from the installation disc,
/sbin/loader pops up a window "choose a language" and everything freezes.

I need to get past this window to edit
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-ppp0 so as to disable my softmodem.

Can someone show me a way to get of this mess.

My hardware:
HP pavilion ze4325us laptop,
AMD Athlon XP 2000+ 1.66Ghz,
192MB RAM,
Linux kernel 2.4.20-6 and winXP home edition.
Loader : GRUB

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subra krishnan
 
Old 07-28-2003, 07:40 AM   #2
LuckyEddy
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I think there are a few ways of solving your problem:

1. You could try to run linux in non-network-mode
at the bootloader hit ctrl-x for text mode and then type
"linux s" or "linux 2" (i don't know if this works with grub...)
If you're lucky you won't get any network support and in this case maybe your softmodem will not start.
If this works, you will have immediate root-access to your pc

if this doesn't work,
2. try booting from your first redhat installation cd
on boot loader choose the rescue-function. your installed system will be mounted under "/mnt/sysimage" i believe.
So your etc-directory should be /mnt/sysimage/etc

if this doesn't work
3. get a knoppix-cd and boot from it.
knoppix is a linux-distribution which starts from one cd without touching your system. But it enables you to mount nearly any partition of your pc i think. So you can search for your etc directory and edit your config-files.
get knoppix from
http://www.knoppix.org

if this doesn't work
it would have been faster to reinstall your system
 
Old 07-28-2003, 08:00 AM   #3
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How did you installed the driver?
 
  


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