Originally posted by freakyg
hmm, to save your data........boot up with a LiveCD like knoppix and move your files around.......then fix the ubuntu partition/s
<edit/> your rescue disk should be able to mount/unmount partitions with/without
read/write permissions.........I have done this with CD#2 of Slackware to fix my screw ups.......
1. with the ubuntu installation and live cds, i mounted /dev/hd4 to /TempDir. under /dev/hda4 is /home, which contains the iso files i want salvaged by first transferring them to a fat32 partition or /, which can be mounted/accessed through a rescue disc.
2. i could navigate through the directories, except /home. neither "cd /home" on /TempDir or "chmod 777 home" worked. is this a permissions issue? if it is, i am under the impression that i should be able to do both because running the installation cd in rescue mode is said to come with root privileges. or is my system just pretty screwed up?
3. i tried slackware's boot disk (bare.i) to mount/access /dev/hda4. Among the errors printed are as follows:
Warning: unable to open an initial console.
Kernel panic: no init found.
Try passing init=options to kernel.