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Re: [vox-tech] RH 7.2 "rescue" mode
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Re: [vox-tech] RH 7.2 "rescue" mode


Just one guess: maybe 7.2 looks for ext3 filesystems... and 7.1 is all ext2?

Just a thought...

Maybe download the boot disk from 7.1, and use dd to copy the MBR from the
floppy (in 7.1 rescue mode)?  Suggestions anyone?



--- jonathan neufeld <Jonathan.Neufeld@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu> wrote:
> I have a dual-boot Win98SE/RH7.1 Athlon box with a recently "infected" and
> "cleaned" MBR (BOOT.c virus) that I have to restore in order to use grub
> again.  Does anyone know why I can boot into "rescue" mode with my RH 7.1
> install CD and it finds my system partitions just fine (and mounts my
> damaged file system at /mnt/sysimage), but using my new RH 7.2 CD in
> "rescue" mode can't find any partitions.  If I run fdisk from the 7.2 CD,
> the partitions are all there, but the automatic 'search and mount'
> procedure just says there are no Linux partitions on my machine.  This is
> the same message I get if I try to upgrade my 7.1 system to 7.2 using the
> 7.2 CDs.  I got the BOOT.c virus on my machine from an old floppy until
> PC-cillin caught it and wiped my MBR.  I'm just trying to either 1)
> reconstruct the old MBR (I didn't make a boot floppy - I am shamed), or 2)
> upgrade to 7.2 and reinstall grub in the MBR as part of the process.  Can
> anyone give me some hints?
> Jonathan

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