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#1 2006-03-09 14:47:46

anadyr
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Registered: 2005-02-10
Posts: 218

serious f#ck-up

hey people,

I am in deep trouble. I tried to update my kernel a bit, and now it doesnt want to boot at all anymore.

I think I do not have ext3 support in my kernel (the hds are partitioned that way). Anyways, it gave an obscure error after the kernelbooting. I could only mount the HD read only to fix te problem.
Anyways, I tried alot, but nothing happened, and now I get an error at bootup saying: no boot signature at partition.

I have access to the hd through the archlinux install cd.

I am (or are supposed to) running lilo. kernel version, dont even know because I changed backups all the time.
What do I do?

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#2 2006-03-09 15:10:06

anadyr
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Registered: 2005-02-10
Posts: 218

Re: serious f#ck-up

So through the archlinux original cd I mount -t ext3 two partitions:
/
/boot (which is a special one for booting)
and then I do a
lilo -M /dev/discs/disc0/disc mbr
but that doesnt make a difference.

I am working on this the whole day already...

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#3 2006-03-09 15:27:04

torindan2
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Registered: 2004-07-15
Posts: 74

Re: serious f#ck-up

Try to install or simply untar kernel package from install cd into / (i think)
Modify you lilo.conf
Run lilo

...and hope it will work.

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#4 2006-03-09 15:43:39

anadyr
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Registered: 2005-02-10
Posts: 218

Re: serious f#ck-up

wow, I reinstalled the kernel and the bootloader from the archlinux cd and now I can boot again!

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#5 2006-03-09 15:45:51

_Gandalf_
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Registered: 2006-01-12
Posts: 735

Re: serious f#ck-up

Glad it worked, but please Change the topic title to SOLVED, everytime i read whole topic to find out that it was solved...
Thx

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#6 2006-03-09 15:55:00

dtw
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From: UK
Registered: 2004-08-03
Posts: 4,436
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Re: serious f#ck-up

Skip to the end first then, maybe?  You may even have something better to offer - ignoring topics marked as solved isn't always the best thing I think smile  but I know what you mean...

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#7 2006-03-09 15:59:12

_Gandalf_
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Registered: 2006-01-12
Posts: 735

Re: serious f#ck-up

Yea i do skip sometimes to the end, but i donno why i always start at post 1 smile
i do read topics marked as solved but that's when almost all topic are already solved

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