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Old 01-15-2004, 07:28 AM   #16
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Re: Re: tom's root bootdisk

Originally posted by ugenn
tom's rtbt uses a ramdisk as it's designed as a "total crash" recovery system, hence it doesnt use anything from the HD because there might not even be a functional one there. You therefore have to mount the disks manually.

try mount /dev/XXXX /mnt(*where XXXX is your Linux HD partition)

then run this command...
chroot /mnt /sbin/lilo

this should restore your linux partition.

I've tried the mount command like you wrote but it gives the error: Mountpoint is not a directory...

Do I need to make the ramdisk writable first?

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Old 01-15-2004, 08:02 AM   #17
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that's odd, on a default tomsrtbt (version 2.0.103), /mnt should have already been created. you might want to do an 'ls' to double check. also, on a default tombsrtbt , the / ramdisk is read-write.
Old 01-15-2004, 08:25 AM   #18
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creating directories with mkdir is possible but the mount command gives the same error on each directory given...

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Old 01-15-2004, 09:27 AM   #19
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hmmm.....i'm lost too. some suggestions you might want to try...

- try an explicit mount command...
mount -t ext2 /dev/hd??? /mnt (replace ext2 with ext3 if necessary)

- fdisk /dev/hdX (X is the disk letter the partition is on. Note that's DISK not PARTITION). press 'p' from the fsck prompt to print the partition table. Does the Linux even exist?

- is there a filesystem error? fsck /dev/hdXXX

and one qn, how did you loose your old boot setup in the first place?


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