oh man, oh man...
OK, I tried to repartition my HD using FDISK that is included with RH 7.1 installation... (NOTE that I already have both Windows2000 and RH 7.1 installed on my system...)
So, I went through the installation just at the point where I get fdisk... I repartition and save... and then I hit the Reset-Button... (!!!)
My windows still works perfect...
My current partitionlist is this:
hda2=NTFS (windows2000 system)
hda4=FAT32 (to share between linux and win2000)
just off the record... I first had only 3 partition on hda, I removed the hda3 and made it hda3&hda4
so, now my problem is this: when I boot into linux (using boot-disk)I get the following message:
Inode 153 (...) has bad mode (0177770)
/boot: UNEXPECTED INCONSISTANCY; RUN fsck MANUALLY
(i.e. without -a or -p option)
then I can login using the root password... (which I do) and then I run fsck (with every option you can imagine)
so that is what I did bud it says that hdb1 is mounted and that it cannot do anything...
Is this caused by this aborted installation in which I re-partitioned my HDs?
Is there any solution?
Just incase I should have to re-install Linux (which is not all that much of a trouble...) how should I do it that I can use LiLo instead of a bootDisk...
Where (MBR or what) should I install LiLo or what should I do (add to lilo.conf) to be able to have LiLo as a boot mgr...? Just keep in mind that I do not like to re-install Windows (unless it is unavoidable... - but really unavoidable
the last time I tried to tamper with LiLo.conf, I ended up having to re-install windows2000 because apparently; NTLDR had been removed or overwritten or something...
Oh, and BTW, how can I configure RH linux to mount the /dev/hda4 at boot-time?
P.S.: pretty urgent!!!