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Old 06-24-2003, 07:26 AM   #1
nemat0de
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I think I broke my slack


I came home from work yesterday to find my slack box at the login. I know I left it w/ KDE up so I knew something was wrong. I logged in, startx, nVidia splash screen, then it looked as if someone vomited ascii chunks all over my monitor.

The box is now frozen, ctrl-alt-backspace, ctrl-alt-f* and the mouse won't work so I go for the reset and restart.

On restart I get to lilo, select my kernel and it sits there for about 10min doing nothing. ok reset with slack boot disk, it comes up ok but hdc, hdd, and sda are all inaccessible. I ran the diagnostics from hd manufacturers and all the drives check out ok.

Is there anything I can do or do I have to lose all my pr0.. er RTCW saved games?
 
Old 06-25-2003, 10:54 AM   #2
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Remember to mount them ?

I take it you tried to mount them from the cd boot ?

eg. mount /dev/hdc1 /mnt
 
Old 06-25-2003, 11:03 AM   #3
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dude if it helps I have about 16.9 Gig or pr0.. err um games if you need to redownload them lemme know.
 
Old 06-26-2003, 07:13 AM   #4
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It looks like I amgoing to have to reformat and reinstall.
I did try to mount from the cd and the floppy. I kept gettting something about unmountable device. I can mount and browse around hdb1 and even a fat32 hd from my other box. For some reason my other 3 drives refuse to be mounted. frigid bitches:/

emence,
all my ~games~ are on hdb1 but I will get back to you if I need more ~games~
 
Old 06-26-2003, 07:29 AM   #5
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It sounds like one of the drives too a ^&(*^!(. If you want to save your games, just don't format that drive. Install the OS on the other drive and then mount the drive wit you data on it after you re-install and reboot for the first time. Then copy that info to another pc. I have had to do this before. About 6 years ago I lost 6 GB of data. That is when I learned to have a copy on another machine and possibly the good stuff on CD's.
 
Old 06-26-2003, 08:33 AM   #6
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tangle,
I wasn't planning on it. hdb1 is my /home partition I will just reformat the others.

I think I will try reiserfs this time & see how she does.
 
  


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