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Old 08-26-2006, 06:54 PM   #1
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booted from CD, cant mount root partition

Hi all,

I was trying to recompile the kernel and messed something up, so now I get kernel panick when I try to boot. I try to boot from CD and mount the root partition but it doesn't work. I go
mount /dev/hda2 (hda2 is my root partition, hda1 is my swap)
but it tells me:
mount: can't find /dev/hda2 in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab

I remember being able to do this before, but I can't remember how. Can anyone help me here?
Old 08-26-2006, 07:29 PM   #2
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use the rescue mode. boot from the cd and type linux rescue. then you would need to chroot /mnt/sysimage. use your cd again to install the kernel.


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