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Old 01-06-2010, 02:26 PM   #1
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Cant boot after power failure


I have a box running Lenny and boot with lilo. Today there was a power failure and now the system is stuck on Lilo ...

It doesnt get passed that. I tried to boot in single mode but the same thing is happens. How can I fix this problem

Thanks in advanced for your help.
Old 01-06-2010, 03:17 PM   #2
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Okay, just to clarify... You get to the lilo prompt and can type in something like "linux single" and it then stops? Or, can you not type in anything at all?

I would try one of the rescue CD's out there and see if they can at least mount the drive, and maybe run an fsck on it as the file system may have gotten corrupted. If the boot sector is corrupted, you'll have to restore it from inside a working distro (like a rescue CD), I think.
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Sounds like the disk is corrupt.
Old 01-07-2010, 06:40 AM   #4
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I can type ´lilo single´ and it also stops after showing two or three dots.

I have a distro installation cd so, I can run recue mode I guess, but, don´t know what to do from there... Can someone please guide me on what steps I need to take in order to get this system back up...


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