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Old 11-18-2003, 05:14 PM   #1
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lost partition

I have an HP with dual boot, Windows (don't remember which number since I never got to that side and Redhat Linux 7.2. I tried to boot, and got the error message:

EXT3-fs: unable to read superblock
mount: error 22 mounting ext3
pivotrootivot_root(/sysroot,/sysroot./initrd) failed: 2
Freeing unused kernel memory: 220kfreed
Kernel panic: No init found Try passing init= option to kernel

I tried a number of things, including booting from floppy. Even tried booting
Windows, but the computer hung with no error message. I finally tried booting from a rescue disk, with the RedHat CD and did linux rescue. Ultimately I was told that I had no Linux partition. Very disturbing news indeed.

Anybody know what happened?
Old 11-18-2003, 05:33 PM   #2
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If you haven't done any serious tinkering with your computer just prior to this, then I'd say that you are experiencing a hard disc breakdown.

Good thing that you always make frequent backups to a different media.



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