Latest LQ Deal: Complete CCNA, CCNP & Red Hat Certification Training Bundle
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General > Member Success Stories
User Name
Password Member Success Stories Just spent four hours configuring your favorite program? Just figured out a Linux problem that has been stumping you for months?
Post your Linux Success Stories here.


  Search this Thread
Old 03-13-2008, 12:33 AM   #1
LQ Addict
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: Australia
Distribution: MX 16
Posts: 5,283

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Howto use a rescue mode install cd ....with images for some problems

Disclaimer, do at own risk

I intend to show short sharp instructions with more pix to illustrate to newbies how to do stuff. I know there are other ways, and I will have a sister howto on live cd. For these pix, I ran various distros in virtualbox to allow easy snapshots to be taken.

Change bios boot order to allow optical drive to boot before hard drive

boot your normal install cd or dvd....and hope its got a rescue mode. It may be called recovery.

after the rescue system has booted you normally arrive at some menu.

It is highly likely you have no mouse at this stage so use the arrow keys, the ESCape key, and my favourite TAB key...along with ENTER of course.

Last edited by aus9; 03-15-2008 at 12:27 AM.
Old 03-13-2008, 12:33 AM   #2
LQ Addict
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: Australia
Distribution: MX 16
Posts: 5,283

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
my post 2

Lets try automatic re-install bootloader which is already highlighted.
Press the TAB key to go to OK button

press enter.....distro tries to find booting files to suit structure.

read your options and type ok if you want to proceed

and hopefully you get this

press enter to leave that sub-menu area

If that is all....reboot and remove disc to check you now have grub in


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Linux Rescue script question, in rescue mode vijay_aras Linux - General 1 01-09-2008 05:03 PM
Is there any way to run rescue mode in test mode. kadhiravan.r Linux - General 2 07-13-2006 08:11 AM
how to install grub using fc 4 installation cd .the cd has rescue mode amolgupta Linux - Software 2 03-15-2006 02:14 AM
Using rescue mode to resolve problems Duusu Linux - Distributions 5 08-29-2004 04:07 AM
Boot only to Rescue Mode: Filesystem Problems JZL240I-U Linux - General 9 07-12-2004 04:28 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General > Member Success Stories

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:30 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration