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poison5151 02-03-2004 04:09 PM

Can't boot linux on a logical partition
Ok, I'm a newbie, might as well admit it, since the last time I've used linux was over a year ago. This time, I made the mistake of putting every single linux partition on a logical partition, and trying to use NTLOADER instead of GRUB. Well, I know the steps with the dd and all, but I need to boot linux first to get the driver disk to get ntloader to boot.
So, how do I boot linux? I have an installation CD, and GRUB is installed on the first sector of the logical boot partition. I've tried lots of stuff but can't figure it out.

Mara 02-03-2004 04:14 PM

You can make the first boot from the installation cd - use the 'rescue' mode. You should have access to your Linux partitions.

poison5151 02-03-2004 05:46 PM

yeah, i do have access, but that doesn't help. rescue mode mounts it under /mnt/sysimage. i can't even mount a floppy disk to create the DD, because the fstab file has not been configured yet.
i tried rescue mode, but still don't know how to boot linux.

michaelk 02-03-2004 08:13 PM

don't need a fstab file to write to the floppy.
If required you can create a mount point
mkdir /mnt/floppy
mount -t vfat /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy

Or better yet.
chroot /mnt/sysimage

Now your system will be just like you booted to a console mode

poison5151 02-03-2004 08:14 PM

^ awesome. thanks, problem solved.

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