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Old 06-10-2003, 03:30 AM   #1
Registered: Apr 2002
Location: Clevedon, UK
Distribution: SUSE 8.2, 9.2, 10.0 OSS
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Error opening terminal: linux

I have an old RH7.2 installation (dual boot with W2K) that I have not touched for a while, as the GRUB boot loader got messed up and I couldn't get in to Linux (and the fact that I have not had the time to look into getting it working again ... No I didn't have a boot disk!!)

Anyway, I have just got hold of the RAMF-118.EXE Linux Rescue BootDisk from here and successfully booted it up. (Passing the following comments to the kernel:
linux root=/dev/hda11 init 3

Its all going swimmingly, mounting the root, boot, swap etc. and leaves me at the sh# prompt.

I have changed to the /sbin folder and executed grub to install it, but get as far as:

- Probing devices to guess BIOS drives. This may take a long time.
- Error opening terminal: linux

I have done a search on this error msg both here and on yahoo, and it references a fix of "sybolic linking" to a terminal database or something??

Can anyone enlighten me as to where my "terminal database" might reside on my old 7.2 system, and how I go about linking to it.

Many thanks in advance.
Old 06-11-2003, 03:06 AM   #2
Registered: Apr 2002
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Booted from a RH Installation CD and managed to get to a sh# prompt. Grub then fired up successfully.

Still don't know what the error messge meant or how to have fixed it. Never mind.


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