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Old 09-26-2003, 02:41 PM   #1
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Unhappy Unable to access partitions on 10G HD


I am very new to Linux. I have a Compaq Deskpro EN with Suse Linux 8.2 installed. Multiple user configuration.

Description of Problem:
HD was at 94% utilization. Attempted to uninstall websphere. Unable to do so due to space issues. Attempted to remove non-critical packages. Rebooted machine. Boot problems begin to occur.

Initial Boot:
Kernel panic: No init found. Try passing init= option to kernel

SUSE 8.2 CD 1 -
Update from existing system
No Linux root partition found
Boot existing system
No Linux root partition found
Rescue system
Attempt to mount /dev/hda1 mnt
mount point mnt does not exist
Contents of fstab
/dev/root / ext2 defaults 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
devpts /dev/pts

Originally had swap file on /dev/hda1 and another partition on /dev/hda2. Not sure if things have been totally corrupted.

I really need to restore my access to the data on
I have purchased new hard drive 150G, it becomes master and old 10G becomes the slave. Reinstall SUSE 8.2 on new hd and it may resolve issues with other partitions. Will this work?

Last edited by byfaithalone; 09-26-2003 at 03:01 PM.
 
Old 09-26-2003, 02:59 PM   #2
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what all did you delete? what packages did you uninstall?
 
Old 09-26-2003, 03:02 PM   #3
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I have edited my initial post with more information. Initially I deleted games packages. That did not reduce the size, so I removed packages relating to XWindows system.
 
Old 09-26-2003, 03:15 PM   #4
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actually if you have a new HD that you have as the master I would definately reinstall. After you have it up and running then you can test the old HD by mounting the partitions individually and do whatever you want with it. Can copy over preferences, files, etc then reparition the 10 Gig and keep it for pictures or illegal MP3s (hehe).

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Old 09-26-2003, 03:22 PM   #5
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How can I ensure that these partitions still exist on hd? I currently can't mount them. Will re-installing correct fstab and allow me to mount. Will re-installing on new hd prevent me getting to these partitions?
 
Old 09-26-2003, 03:30 PM   #6
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if you'd like to see what partitions exist you can use fdisk (little cryptic to use) and better yet would be to use cfdisk. From I guess a rescue mode (if you wanna do it now before reinstalling SuSe to the new HD) you would execute 'cfdisk /dev/hda' that should show you what partitions are on the drive.
 
Old 09-26-2003, 03:34 PM   #7
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Thanks for the info. I will execute and determine what I currently have on the system.
 
  


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