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Old 05-16-2006, 02:10 PM   #1
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SUSE 10.0/Vector Linux Problem

Hi everybody,

I have a problem. A big one.

My computer has 2 250 GB HDDs, and one is partitioned into /windows/c (hda2) and /windows/d (hda5). The other (hdb) is empty, but I had previously installed SUSE 10.0 on it(hdb2). It wasn't booting, so I installed Vector 5.1 on it, but when I thought it installed LILO on hdb and it had merely superceded the bootloader used by default by my BIOS, I had actually reformatted hda2. That said, that contained /windows/c, which had all of windows.

How could this mistake have been avoided?

Also, quickly, SUSE 10.0 has an error which shows the wrong kernel assigned to modprobe (I was trying to install wireless drivers using ndiswrapper).

How can I fix THAT problwm if I choose to reinstall?


Old 05-18-2006, 02:13 AM   #2
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How could this mistake have been avoided?
paranoid version: bios disabled or physically unplug Zin HD
use HD of different size

Backup whole partition with dd

Identify which HD is which with a live distro for example, hda, hdb and write it down (hint Use fdisk -l)

label one of the HD may help (e2label? see man e2fsck at the end)

Also, quickly, SUSE 10.0 has an error which shows the wrong kernel assigned to modprobe (I was trying to install wireless drivers using ndiswrapper).
Either boot from another kernel
modinfo ndiswrapper to know which one
or compile from source (probably better newer version


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