1. I want to copy some files from a 'dead' SuSE9.3pro_64 bit installation on a Ferrari 3400, and since I added the 64-bit fglrx driver for ATI Radeon 9800 it has over written my grub file and it now overrides my BIOS setting of CD/DVD, floppy drive (there is none) and then HDD. So I am unable to boot to my KANOTIX64 DVD and then mount my USB2.0 Maxtor One-touch 250GB external HDD.
2. How come the Kanotix64 CD doesn't boot - it always used to. And my Spinrite disk from Gibson Research www.grc.com
started fine and found no errors on my 100GB Hitachi Travelstar 5,400 rpm HDD?
3. One of my other problems appears to be that the 'automatic' update system, which is really quick if one uses the 'delta' rpms, which has downloaded all the rpms that I chose but it has kept rejecting a number of installations thereof with the following message:
error: db4 error(-30978) from db->close: DB_RUNRECOVERY: Fatal error, run database recovery
rpmdb: PANIC: fatal region error detected; run recovery
[the above three lines are repeated 4 times, then:]
error: db4 error(-30978) from dbenv
->close: DB_RUNRECOVERY: Fatal error, run database recovery.
Any assistance would be appreciated, and what is the disk reformat/erase again (something like rm -fs?) - I might need that command shortly - I've only loaded about 4GB of programs from the DVD so far!