l i n u x - u s e r s - g r o u p - o f - d a v i s
Next Meeting:
July 7: Social gathering
Next Installfest:
Latest News:
Jun. 14: June LUGOD meeting cancelled
Page last updated:
2002 Jan 07 22:50

The following is an archive of a post made to our 'vox-tech mailing list' by one of its subscribers.

Report this post as spam:

(Enter your email address)
Re: [vox-tech] Oh my God! What have I done to my poor Linux box?!!?
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [vox-tech] Oh my God! What have I done to my poor Linux box?!!?

I'm still a friggin' newbie, unfortunately.

If my MBR is screwed up, how is it that I'm still able to load Win2K on 
this machine?  And how would the MBR get messed up if I unchecked all 
possibilities for loading LILO or GRUB when I ran the upgrade process?

Would running "linux rescue" from the command prompt when booting with the 
installation CD-ROM in the machine be essentially the same as running a 
rescue disk?

At 09:06 PM 1/7/2002, you wrote:
>sounds like a bios error.  prolly your mbr is screwed up.
>0. use a rescue disk.  preferably something that will boot the
>   filesystem already on your hard drive.  but if you can't do that, a
>   rescue disk which *mounts* the hard drive's root filesystem is fine
>   too.  a debian rescue disk is of the first variety.  a linuxcare or
>   lnx-bbc rescue disk is of the 2nd variety.
>1. run lilo.  if you used a rescue of the first variety, no worries.
>   if you used a rescue disk of the 2nd variety, you need to pass lilo
>   the -r option to point to where "/" should be taken as.
>2. reboot.

Richard S. Crawford

AIM: Buffalo2K   ICQ: 11646404  Y!: rscrawford
MSN: underpope@hotmail.com

"It is only with the heart that we see rightly; what is essential is 
invisible to the eye."  --Antoine de Saint Exupéry

"Push the button, Max!"

vox-tech mailing list

LUGOD Group on LinkedIn
Sign up for LUGOD event announcements
Your email address:
LUGOD Group on Facebook
'Like' LUGOD on Facebook:

Hosting provided by:
Sunset Systems
Sunset Systems offers preconfigured Linux systems, remote system administration and custom software development.

LUGOD: Linux Users' Group of Davis
PO Box 2082, Davis, CA 95617
Contact Us

LUGOD is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization
based in Davis, California
and serving the Sacramento area.
"Linux" is a trademark of Linus Torvalds.

Sponsored in part by:
Appahost Applications
For a significant contribution towards our projector, and a generous donation to allow us to continue meeting at the Davis Library.