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I think I missed a step while installing a new kernel and now it will not boot. It hangs immediately after LILO Loading Linux, it makes a series of dots, and the cursor drops down a line and hangs. There are no other messages on the screen.
I tried booting from the CD and using the rescue option. I am able to boot the rescue cd, and I am able to mount the disk that "should" contain the root. But when I mount it, only "lost+found" is shown. I have mounted the drive as ext2 and ext3, and run e2fsck on it.
No, the boot partition is hda2. hda1 was an IBM "recovery" disk that I erased after installing (it still worked after this). I mounted and looked at both hda1 and hda2, neither had any data. It seems like the disk got hosed somehow. Is there a utility to verify, beyond e2fcsk?
It is a single user system.
Unfortunately, I don't have a copy of my lilo.conf, but I didn't try anything fancy. If I can get access to the disk, I am pretty sure I can fix it.
hda1 and hda2 not showing any directories is what really has me confused. Any ideas?
looks as if you might have rmed the whole system somehow. how i don't know. and the /hda1 still being there after you got rid of it is puzzling in itself. did you write your disk after you removed it? that the only thing that i can think of as to why it's still there.